Ford Legal Workshop: 11th Workshop 1976

Conflict of Laws

The 11th Legal Workshop, financed from funds provided by the Ford Foundation, was held in the Lecture Theatre of the Institute's new building (Charles Clore House) from Tuesday 29th June to Friday 2nd July 1976. It has become traditional that the annual legal workshop is held during one of the hottest weeks of the year and 1976 proved no exception. With record temperatures in the 90's the absence of air conditioning made conditions difficult but the solid concrete construction of the Lecture Theatre kept the temperature slightly lower than elsewhere and both speakers and participants coped admirably in the circumstances.

The subject chosen by the Institute was: Conflict of Laws. The Academic Director was Professor K. Lipstein of the University of Cambridge and the Visiting American professor was Professor Arthur von Mehren of the Harvard Law School.

Since tentative plans had been made by the EEC Commission to hold one of the regular meetings of their "Committee of Experts" discussing the Draft Convention on the Law applicable to Contractual and Non-Contractual Obligations at about the time of the Institute's Legal Workshop, the Committee of Experts were invited to hold their meeting in London during the last week of June, and then to adjourn to take part in the first two days of the Institute's Legal Workshop in Charles Clore House. There arrangements were very successful and the Workshop had the benefit of the presence of several leading European authorities in the field of Conflicts of Laws.

The Workshop considered:

Day 1 and Day 2 The Draft EEC Convention on Obligations
Day 3 and Day 4 Other Conflict of Laws topics including Modern Trends in Conflict of Laws

Further reading derived from the Workshop:

Harmonization of private international law by the E.E.C / edited by K. Lipstein.
London : Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, 1978.
Classmark: SH5 INS

Academic Directors:

  • Professor K. Lipstein (University of Cambridge)
  • with Professor Arthur von Mehren (Harvard Law School) - Ford Visiting American Professor at IALS
Workshop Main Speakers:
Theme I - The Draft EEC Convention on Obligations
Mr J.G. Collier (Trinity Hall, Cambridge)
Quasi-Contract
Mr B.A. Hepple (Clare College, Cambridge)
Contract IV: Contracts of Employment
Mr I.G.H. Karsten (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Tort I: General Principle or Principals
Professor Ole Lando (University of Copenhagen)
Contract I: International Character
Dr F.A. Mann (University of London)
Contract III: Effect of Mandatory Rules
Mr C.G.J. Morse (King's College, London)
Tort II: Particular Aspects; Provisions common to torts, quasi-contracts and contracts; Provisions common to torts and quasi-contracts
Professor F. Vischer (University of Basel)
Contract II: free choice and objective criteria in the absence of an express or implied choice of law; Dépeçage; Subsequent Modification of choice of law
 
Theme II - Other Conflict of Laws topics including Modern Trends in Conflict of Laws
Mr L.A. Collins (University of London)
The Convention on Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments in civil and Commercial Matters of 27th September 1968
Mr I.F. Fletcher (University College of Wales, Aberystwyth)
The Draft Convention on Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments in Bankruptcy of 4th July 1969
Mr T.C. Hartley (London School of Economics and Political Science)
The Convention on Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments in civil and Commercial Matters of 27th September 1968
Professor K. Lipstein (University of Cambridge) and Professor Arthur von Mehren (Harvard Law School)
Modern Trends in Conflicts of Laws
 
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