19 May 2011: NJB-salon: Interaction between legal systems
‘Does a formal hierarchy between legal systems still exist?’ and ‘Is the difference between public and private law still relevant?’ Prof. Walter van Gerven (former Advocate-General at the European Court of Justice) and Prof. Steven Lierman (legal secretary at the Court of Cassation) will discuss these questions.
National law, private law, public law, European law, international law – find the differences …
On Thursday, May 19th, the Leiden law faculty welcomes former Advocate-General at the European Court of Justice Prof. Walter van Gerven (Leuven) and legal secretary at the Court of Cassation Prof. Steven Lierman (Antwerpen). They will speak about the increasing interaction between different legal systems. This is a key aspect of their book, which is a standard work of Belgian private law (‘Algemeen Deel’ in the series ‘Beginselen van Belgisch Privaatrecht’). The symposium is organized on the initiative of the Leiden research profile area ‘Interaction between legal systems’, in cooperation with the ‘Nederlands Juristenblad’.
During the symposium, the speakers will elaborate on pressing questions such as: ‘Does a formal hierarchy between legal systems still exist?’ and ‘Is the difference between public and private law still relevant?’ A panel consisting of Prof. Willem Witteveen, Dr. Carel Smith and Prof. Tom Barkhuysen (chair) will contribute to the discussion. The symposium will provide ample time for questions and debate. Please note that it will be conducted in Dutch.
13.30 Welcoming remarks – Tom Barkhuysen
13.40 First presentation – Walter van Gerven
14.10 Response – panel
14.25 Discussion between the attendees, speakers and panel
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Second presentation – Steven Lierman
16.00 Response – panel
16:15 Discussion between the attendees, speakers and panel
16.45 Closing remarks
Location: Steenschuur 25, Leiden (KOG – Lorentzzaal).
In case of questions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the organizers.