Conference programme

Please note that this programme will be updated and extended in the coming few weeks.

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Morning Plenary

09:00 – 10:00


Registration and coffee 

09:15 – 10:00


Meeting with keynote speakers and rapporteurs

10:00 – 11:00









Opening plenary
Introduction - Programme congress - Concepts underlying the Interaction between Legal Systems research program

11:00 – 11:30


Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

Keynote address I: Instruments promoting the Interaction between Legal Systems in Private Law 

Prof. Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson (Paris II)

Keynote address II: The Impact of EU Law on National Public Law: Some Points for Reflection

Prof. Michael Dougan (Liverpool Law School)


13:00 – 14:00


Lunch break

Afternoon PhD and Fellows Event
14:00 – 17:30 Parallel Workshops by PhDs on Interaction between Legal Systems research 

14:00 - 15:30 




14:00 - 15:30 




14:00 - 15:30




16:00 - 17:30 




16:00 - 17:30




16:00 - 17:30 




14:00 - 17:30 

  1. The Concept of the Protective Scope in Private and Public Law (blog
    Dr. Laura di Bella (Leiden Law School)
    Wouter den Hollander (Leiden Law School)

  2. Sector-specific horizontal interaction (blog)
    Ali Mohammad (Leiden Law School)
    Hetty ten Oever (Leiden Law School)
    Stijn Voskamp (Leiden Law School)
    Benjamin Moron-Puech (Paris II)

  3. Enforcement of public and private law (blog
    René Hage (Leiden Law School)
    Alke Metselaar (Leiden Law School)
    Leonieke Tigelaar  (University of Groningen)

  4. The European Court of Human Rights and Vertical Integration: Demarcating Spheres of Influence and Dialogical Perspectives (blog)
    Lize Glas (Radboud University Nijmegen)
    Ingrid Leijten (Leiden Law School)
    Jeanrique Fahner (University of Luxembourg)

  5. Enforcement of EU law on a national level: what role for fundamental rights and principles? (blog)
    Elsbeth Beumer (Leiden Law School)
    Dr. Pim Geelhoed (Leiden Law School)
    Dr. Pinar Ölcer , moderator (Leiden Law School)

  6. Courts confronted with international and European law: interpreting national law in a multilevel legal order (blog)
    Judit Altena Leiden Law School)
    Anneloes Kuiper-Slendebroek (Leiden Law School)
    Xinji Gong (Leiden Law School) 

  7. The 'others' amongst 'us': Western societies, 'otherness' and the law (programme)
    Dr. Moritz Jesse (Leiden Law School)
    Dr. Carmen Pérez (University Carlos III, Madrid) & Dr. Francesca Ippolito (University of Cagliari)
    Mia Music (York University, Toronto)
    Omer Aloni (Tel Aviv University)
    Katarzyna Szepelak (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)

14:00 - 17:45


14:00 - 17:45



15:30 - 17:30

16:00 - 17:30



17:45 - 18:30

           Fringe Meetings 

Graduate Research Seminar, Day 1 Legal Reasoning
            and the Quest for Coherence and Legal
            Certainty (
(upon invitation)    
         Dr. Carel Smith (Leiden Law School)

        SARFaL Annual Meeting (programme)
(upon invitation)

        Children and families in the 21st century: starting with a blank state
        Dr. Machteld Vonk (Leiden Law School) 
        Dr. Marjolein van den Brink (Utrecht University) 
        Prof. Susan Golombok (Cambridge Centre for
        Family Research)

        The Future of Legal Education (in collaboration with
            the Leids Juridisch Genootschap/Leiden Law Society)
        Martijn Snoep (De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek,
        Prof. Mark Wissink (Attorney General, Supreme Court
        of the Netherlands) 
Prof. Rick Lawson , moderator (dean Leiden Law School)


18:30 – .....

            Reception + Evening programme

Thursday 22 January 2015

Morning Plenary
09:00 – 09:30
Registration and Coffee

09:30 – 11:00 Before the era of interaction

Keynote address III:  Fere totum corpus iuris est ius civile. Historial notes on the use private law as common law
Prof. Egbert Koops (Leiden Law School)

Keynote address IV: The Formation of Public Law:  European Models and Influences
Prof. Heikki Pihlajamäki (University of Helsinki)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00


11:30 - 13:00 


11:30 - 13:00


11:30 - 13:00 


Fringe meetings

Comparative law; an interdisciplinary approach
Questions for Mathias Siems (Durham University) on his Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press 2014)

Coordination in practice - International human trafficking
Mrs. Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen  (Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children)

Interaction of Legal Systems: a perspective from the Leiden Expert Group on State Aid

Maarten Aalbers (Leiden Law School)
Prof. Sjoerd Douma (Leiden Law School)
Alke Metselaar (Leiden Law School)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

Afternoon PhD and Fellows event

14:00 – 17:30

Parallell Workshops by PhDs and Fellows
on Interaction between Legal Systems

14:00 - 15:30

15:25 - 15:30

14:00 - 15:30





16:00 - 17:30

16:00 - 17:30

14:00 - 17:30

8. The financial crisis and the impact of Europe on national parliamentary and stakeholder interests
Michal Diamant (Leiden Law School)
Tom Dijkhuizen 
(Leiden Law School)
Lynette Janssen
(Leiden Law School)


Thesis Price Financial Law - laureates and their party are invited to join the workshop from 14.00 h. 

9. European law and private law: meeting of the minds
Gitta Veldt (Leiden Law School)
Ruben de Graaff
(Leiden Law School)
Marnix Wallinga
(Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Sander van Loock
(University of Leuven) 


10. The implementation of children’s rights for vulnerable groups (blog)
Yannick van den Brink (Leiden Law School)
Mark Klaassen
(Leiden Law School)
Dr. Stephanie Rap (Utrecht University)
Maria de Jong-de Kruijf (Leiden Law School) 

11. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights as an Importer and Exporter of International Norms
Hanna Bosdriesz (Leiden Law School)
Patricia Uribe
(Leiden Law School)

12. The ‘others’ amongst ‘us’: Western societies, ‘otherness’ and the law (programme)
Dr. Moritz Jesse, chair (Leiden Law School)
Prof. Theodora Kostakopoulou (University of Warwick)
Dr. Sonia Morano-Foadi (Oxford Brookes University)
Dr. Diego Acosta Arcarazo (University of Bristol)
Dr. Jacopo Martire (University of Stirling)

13:30 - 17:30


13:30 - 17:30





13:30 - 15:00

14:00 - 16:30

15:30 - 17:00

15:30 - 17:00

Fringe Meetings

Legal Research Assessment Seminar
(in collaboration with the CWTS Leiden) ( programme )

Quality of legal research and how to access it: the search for coherence
Prof. Wim Voermans , moderator (Leiden Law School)

Round 1
Quality of legal research and legal research assessment: some general theme's and dilemma's
Prof. Rob van Gestel (Tilburg University) 
Carel Stolker (rector Leiden University)

Round 2
National experiences/present and future of legal research assessment in a national context 
Prof. Mathias Siems (Durham University)  
Prof. Andreas Lienhard
(University of Bern)  
Karin Byland
(University of Geneva) 
Eva Herrmann
(University of Bern) 
Dr. Ioana Galleron (University Bretagne-Sud) 
Prof. Geoffrey Williams
(University Bretagne-Sud)

Round 3
Assessment practices in related scientific disciplines 
Dr. Michael Ochsner (Swiss Centre of Expertise in Social Sciences, Zürich) 
Dr. Sven Hug (Swiss Centre of Expertise in Social Sciences, Zürich)
Dr. Thed van Leeuwen (Centre for Sciences and Technology Studies, Leiden)

Disgorgement of Profits - from the perspective of Interaction between Legal Systems and an interdisciplinary approach (programme) 
Prof. André Janssen
(University of Bayreuth) 
Prof. Willem van Boom , moderator (Leiden Law School)

Graduate Research Seminar, Day 2 Legal Reasoning and the Quest for Coherence and Legal Certainty (programme), (upon invitation) 
Dr. Carel Smith(Leiden Law School)

Tax Nudging: Possibilities and Pitfalls (programme)
Prof. Koos Boer (Leiden Law School)
Prof. Wilco van Dijk (Leiden University) 

The Common Law - Civil Law divide, from the perspective of Criminal Justice
Prof. Nico Keijer (Tilburg University)
Prof. Stephen Thaman (Saint Louis University School of Law)
H.E. Judge Alphonsus Orie (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia)


17:30 – 19:00


Reception + Hotchpotch dinner


Evening programme

19:00 – 20:00 



Plenary opening

Building a bridge towards Horizon 2020 
Prof. Kutsal Yesilkagit (Campus The Hague)
Wouter den Hollander (Leiden Law School) 
Dr. Bob Siegerink (LUMC)
Dr. Aletta Debernardi (Leiden University LURIS)

Dr. Ingeborg Meijer (CWTS Leiden)
Prof. Larissa van den Herik , moderator (Leiden Law School) 


20:00 - 22:00 Speed dates with researchers from other disciplines
Dr. Pinar Ölcer (Leiden Law School)
Prof. Clementine Breedveld-de Voogd  (Leiden Law School)
Prof. Stephen Thaman (Saint Louis University School of Law)
Prof. Richard Gill (Leiden University)
Prof. Bas Edixhoven (Leiden University)
Max van Duijn (Leiden University)
(Campus The Hague)
Wouter den Hollander (Leiden Law School)
Dr. Markus Altena Davidsen (Leiden University)
Judit Altena Davidsen  (Leiden Law School)
Odile Bodde (Leiden University)
Dr. Amy Strecker (Leiden University)
Prof. Jaap van den Herik (Tilburg University)

Friday 23 January 2015

Morning Workshops + brainstorm sessions


09:00 – 18:00

Kirchheiner Conference on Constitutional Conventions 
Luc Verhey 
(upon invitation, in Dutch) (programme)

09:00 - 09:30

Registration and Coffee

09:30 - 11:00


09:30 - 11:00


09:30 - 11:00 



09:30 - 11:00

11:30 - 13:00

09:30 - 13:00

10:00 - 11.15





11:30 - 13:30

Parallell workshops by PhDs and Fellows on Interaction between Legal Systems   

Judicial Dialogue:
Disagreement and Progress in International Law
Joseph Powderly (Leiden Law School)
Dr. Yannick Radi (Leiden Law School)
Dr. Cecily Rose (Leiden Law School)
Dr. Erik Koppe
(Leiden Law School)
Merryl Lawry-White, moderator
(International Court of Justice) 

14. Do Highest Courts advance Legal Unity? (blog)
Cristian Avendaño Canto (Law Clerk, Supreme Court of the Netherlands)
Dr. Carel Smith , moderator (Leiden Law School) 

15. Sharia Councils in a Religious-Secular Context (blog)
Machteld Zee (Leiden Law School)
Naheed Ghauri (Birbeck, University of London)

16. Satellite communications: the law on harmful interference and civil liability for defective information
Simona Spassava (University of Luxembourg)
Andreas Loukakis (University of Luxembourg)
Tanja Masson and Serge Gijrath , moderators (Leiden Law School) 

17. Reforming French contract law, who wants to help? (blog)
A dialogue from a European perspective on: the abollition of one of the famous Frence notions: the cause in the law of obligations
Clément Cousin (Paris II)
Hélène Guizou
(Paris II)
Marie Leveneur
(Paris II)
Benjamin Moron-Puech
(Paris II)
Anne Stévignon
(Paris II) 

18. The Role of judicial intervention when confronted with an unbalanced contract (blog)  
Clément Cousin (Paris II)
Hélène Guizou
(Paris II)
Marie Leveneur
(Paris II)
Benjamin Moron-Puech
(Paris II)
Anne Stévignon
(Paris II)

Fringe meetings

ILS and Legal Practice: m
anaging the Knowledge of European Law (in collaboration with the district court of The Hague, upon invitation)
Prof. Stefaan van den Bogaert (Leiden Law School)
Prof. Jan Crijns (Leiden Law School) 
Prof. Jaap Hijma (Leiden Law School)
Prof. Ymre Schuurmans (Leiden Law School)
Prof. Arjen Meij (Utrecht University) 

Judicial Dialogue

Prof. Marc Loth (Tilburg University) 
Dr. Jerfi Uzman 
(Leiden Law School)
Prof. Arjen Meij (Utrecht University)


13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break




Afternoon Plenary


14:05 – 14:35 

14:35 - 16.00













16:00 - ....

Faculty of Law Thesis Price - laureates and their party are invited to join the session 

Keynote address V: Interaction between legal systems: some thoughts about interaction models
Prof. Jean-Bernard Auby (Paris, Science SPo)


Bar stool session

Based on the findings of the rapporteurs, a team of rapporteurs will be interrogated by two moderators.

Prof. Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi (University of Groningen)
Prof. André Janssen (University of Bayreuth)
Dr. Moritz Jesse (Leiden Law School)
Prof. Steven Lierman (KU Leuven)
Dr. Pinar Ölcer (Leiden Law School)
Prof. Ferdinand Wollenschläger (University of Augsburg)

Prof. Titia Loenen (Leiden Law School and
Prof. Alex Geert Castermans (Leiden Law School), moderators

Farewell reception


Room overview

Overview of the rooms where the sessions and workshops will take place.

Last Modified: 23-01-2015