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Global Law@Tilburg

Global Law @ Tilburg is a faculty-wide project exploring the study and practice of law in a global era.

It is now widely accepted that the forces of globalization pose a fundamental challenge to the discipline and practice of law. This challenge is not confined to those traditional areas of law that focused on trans-border encounters, such as international law or commercial law; instead, even those fields of law previously perceived as domestic, such as family law or labour law, are in need of re-conceptualization in the face of these challenges. What globalization ultimately means for us as legal scholars and teachers is that it is no longer possible to focus solely on the law of a single jurisdiction or system, whether that system be domestic, regional or international. Yet the challenge is more through-going than simply affecting fields of legal study; rather, it impacts on our standard assumptions about law and the function of law itself. This of course has major implications for the way in which we study, teach and practice law.

These challenges demand a new way of conceptualizing law for a global era. Today, the study of law requires re-thinking in order to see, and take account of, the strange multiplicity of legal relationships in the age of globalization that we label ‘global law’.

Global Law @ Tilburg brings together teaching and research, students and faculty in a shared project.

Call for Applications: Transnational Law Summer Institute

The Law Schools’ Global League has launched its second Research Seed Fund to support innovative research collaboration between partners in the League. The award is 10.000 euros and it is open to anyone within the participating faculties. It is a great opportunity for young researchers in particular to set up a collaborative research project on transboundary research. Details can be found on the LSGL website and, should anyone want more information about the fund, they can contact Morag Goodwin (EIP).

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