Cortege Tilbrug University

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Bio

I am a dual Canadian and Croatian national currently working as a PhD candidate and lecturer at Tilburg Law School. My international background has certainly inspired the ambit of my research, which centers on the history of the private international law of contracts. A question I seek to answer through my work is which law has applied to the multijurisdictional contract throughout global legal history.

I organize the History of International Law at Tilburg (I-HILT) lecture series on public and private international legal history.

In terms of education, I have been granted a scholarship for the Hague Academy Summer 2019 Private International Law Session. I received an LLB Cum Laude from Tilburg Law School, a MA Summa Cum Laude from McGill University and a BA Cum Laude from the University of Toronto.

Outside of the university, I am also a consultant for private international law matters for Avant Advocaten, Utrecht.

Expertise

Generally, my area of expertise is private international law, comparative private law and legal history. 

Currently, my doctorate research centers on the interplay between universal or uniform private law versus choice of municipal law methodologies in the history of international commercial contract law. I have tackled private international legal developments from 1750 to the present on the international stage as well as domestic jurisdictions in Europe, Latin America and the United States.

My other research projects have explored the connections between the history of comparative law and private international law and the rise of bilateral and multilateral private international law.

Teaching

I teach and have taught the following courses:

  • Private International Law and Transnational Litigation
  • Fundamentals of Private Law
  • International Legal History
  • European Legal History

My approach to teaching focuses on  a comparative legal analysis of international law and domestic jurisdictions. I relish the opportunity to work through how legal developments are shaped by history and context, especially political, economic, societal and cultural phenomena.

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Highlights

Recent publications

  1. Historical interactions between comparative law and private internati…

    Delic, A. (Accepted/In press). Historical interactions between comparative law and private international law in the modern period. In International law in the long nineteenth century Brill.
  2. If cholera had not spoiled Mancini's congress - The history of modern…

    Delic, A. (2018). If cholera had not spoiled Mancini's congress: The history of modern private international law in Latin America and Europe. Paper presented at Contingency in the Course of International Law , Amsterdam , .
  3. The birth of modern private international law - The Montevideo Treati…

    Delic, A. (Author). (2017). The birth of modern private international law: The Montevideo Treaties (1889, amended 1940). Web publication/site, http://opil.ouplaw.com: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://opil.ouplaw.com/page/Treaties-Montevideo
  4. The conflict of laws revolution for married women

    Delic, A. (2016). The conflict of laws revolution for married women. Paper presented at Belgian-Dutch Legal History Colloquium 2016, Maastricht, Netherlands.
  5. The foundations of modern private international law in Europe

    Delic, A. (2016). The foundations of modern private international law in Europe. Paper presented at Young Legal Historians Conference 2016, Belgrade, .

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