The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists (WSMJJ) will hold its 4th Worldwide Congress on June 24-26, 2015 at McGill University. The theme of the Congress is “The Scholar, Teacher, Judge and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction.” Please visit the Congress website for more information.
“Mixed Jurisdictions, as they are traditionally understood, stand at the crossroads of the Common law and Civil law. They also frequently encompass other ethnic and religious laws. Rich in legal history and complex pluralism, they are often seen as natural laboratories of comparative law.
The laws, methods, and institutions of mixed jurisdictions are inevitably affected by the influence and presence of different traditions vying for supremacy or requiring reconciliation. Their added complexity places special demands upon the training of judges and jurists, the staffing of courts, the teaching of private law, the research of scholars, and the task of law reform. To what extent have these challenges been met by the actors and institutions of mixed jurisdictions? We propose to investigate these issues.”