Tilburg Law School

Global Law Lab

The Global Law Lab is a forum in which faculty and students explore together topics of central importance to thinking about global law. Through workshops, a speaker series and digital tools, the aim is to bring together scholars from all over the globe to discuss global law in all its manifestations. The Lab also hosts Global Law Fellows, who come to Tilburg for a limited period to further their work on a global law theme.

Key questions include the creation and ownership of legal knowledge in the global era; the relationship of global law to Big Data; the relationship between regional governance and global normative structures; and spatial-normative questions related to jurisdiction and legal validity in global ordering.

Workshop: Restoring Layered Geographies: Global and Local Approaches

On Friday 3 November 2017 a workshop will be held under the auspices of the Global Law Visiting Chair at Ruth First Room, C 186 (Cobbenhagen building) from 9.30 am to 5 pm.

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Methodology Series

One area of central importance to the study of global law is methodology. What does it mean to study global law? What approaches can or should we take? Is there something specific that legal scholars bring to the study of law in a global era? To facilitate this important work, the Global Law Lab includes a series of methodology-focused seminars. Invited speakers are asked to present their work focusing on their methodological approach to law and governance in the global era.

On 23 May 2018 Prof. Timothy D. Lytton (Georgia State University College of Law) will present his research on 'The U.S. Kosher Food System as a Model of Private Third-Party
Certification: Implications for Transnational Private Regulation and Global Consumer Markets' in M20 from 3.30-5 pm".

Forthcoming speakers
Date Speaker
2018 - 23 May Prof. Tomothy D. Lytton (Georgia State University College of Law)

You can find abstracts for the upcoming seminars here.

Past speakers:

  • Dr. Euan MacDonald (University of Edinburgh): “Global Administrative Law”
  • Prof. Peer Zumbansen (King’s College London): “FIFA as a Transnational Legal Problem: Litigation, Advocacy, and Norm-Creation
  • Dr. Kernaghan Webb (Ryerson University): “ISO 26000 Social Responsibility – a New Form of Global Custom”
  • Prof. Pierre Larouche (Tilburg University) and Prof. Eric Tjong Tjin Tai (Tilburg University): “Global Law Methodology in Practice”
  • Prof. Amnon Lehavi (Radzyner School of Law): “Property in the Age of Globalization: Exploring Land Law”
  • Dr. Juan Amaya-Castro (Universidad de los Andes) & Dr. Jessica Lawrence: “The Taxonomy of Global Migration law”
  • Gavin Sullivan (Kent Law School): “The Law of the List: UNSC Counterterrorism and Global Sociolegal Research”
  • Dr. Anna Beckers (Maastricht University): “Using Comparative Sociological Jurisprudence for Transnational Law Research: The Case of Enforcing Social Responsibility Codes”
  • Prof. dr. Benedict Kingsbury (New York University): “Megaregional Agreements and Megaregulation: TPP, TTIP, and after”
  • Dr. Geoff Gordon (Asser Institute): “Transnational Times: On the co-production of standardized time & transnational law”
  • Prof. dr. Benjamin Richardson (University of Tasmania): “Global rewilding and ecological restoration law”
  • Dr. Marco Duranti (University of Sydney)
  • Dr. Rebecca Schmidt (University College Dublin)

Digital Resources

Global Law@Tilburg has its own YouTube channel, providing interviews and lectures on the theme of global law. We aim to expand this resource in the coming months, providing a useful tool to students and scholars researching in this field.

Global Law@Tilburg also offers the Global Law Bibliography, an ongoing initiative to catalog the scholarship which continues to shape the field of global law.

Tilburg Law School is pioneering a Digital Global Classroom that allows our students to interact and collaborate with students and lecturers around the world.