39 / PUBLICE AND PRIVATE JUSTICE - Dispute Resolution in Modern Societies


Transformation of Civil Justice: Unity and Diversity

28 May – 2 June 2017   print this page

Course directors:

Vesna Rijavec, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Jon T. Johnsen, University of Oslo, Norway
Paul Oberhammer, University of Vienna, Austria
Alan Uzelac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Elisabetta Silvestri, University of Pavia, Italy
Remco van Rhee, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Burkhard Hess, Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg, Germany


Course description:

The course and conference Public and Private Justice is interdisciplinary in nature. It not only deals extensively with the legal aspects of civil litigation, but also touches upon other disciplines such as history, political science, philosophy and sociology. The main aim is to analyse the role and functioning of the law and its institutions as mechanisms for the regulation of social conflicts in present-day world. The methodology used in the course is dynamic. It concentrates not only on the present legal systems, but also takes into account the evolution of procedural reforms in various jurisdictions, starting from Roman up to modern times. Although the main focus is on the interconnection of private and public dispute resolution mechanisms, the course also analyses the effect of different solutions on overall access to justice, thus covering a variety of topics in the field of comparative civil procedure.This year's course tries to identify centrifugal and centripetal forces which contributed to the development of contemporary judicial structures, especially concentrating on the solutions which could be labeled as "legal transplants" or "legal irritants".

Programme offers 4 ECTS points

(Requirements: oral presentation or an essay, regular attendance and participation in discussion)


Course lecturers:

Magne Strandberg, University of Bergen, Norway
Aleš Galič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Matthias Weller, EBS University of Business and Law, Germany
Fernando Gascon Inhausti, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Sergio Arenhart, University of Paranà, Brazil, Brazil
Francisco Verbic, University of La Plata, Argentina
Christian Delgado, University of Paranà, Brazil, Brazil