27 June: Seminar with Brian Tamanaha

Seminar with Brian Tamanaha

On 27 June, the Dutch/Flemish Association for Research on Law and Society and the Paul Scholten Centre, University of Amsterdam will organise a seminar.

Keynote-speaker is professor Brian Z. Tamanaha, William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law, Washington University, St. Louis. Title of his speech is The Third Pillar of Jurisprudence: Social Legal Theory.

Following the keynote-speech, two workshops will be organized in which recently published dissertations will be discussed (see program below)

Admission is free.

Seminar details:

Date/time: 27 June, 13.00 – 17.00 h

Venue: Amsterdam Law School, Paul Scholten Centre

Adress: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam, room F.002

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Plenary Meeting 13.00 – 14.30 h (English, room F 0.02)

Chair: Professor Barbara Oomen, dean of University College Roosevelt and Professor of Law, in particular the sociology of rights at Utrecht University.

Keynote speech Professor Brian Z. Tamanaha, William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law, Washington University, St. Louis,  ‘The Third Pillar of Jurisprudence: Social Legal Theory’.

Comments by Professor Wouter Veraart, Professor of Legal Philosophy and Director of Research at the VU University Amsterdam and Dr Rob Schwitters, Associate Professor of Sociology of Law at the University of Amsterdam.

Break 14.30 – 15.00 h

Workshops 15.00 – 17.00 h

Workshop A (English, room E 2.12)

Chair: Betty de Hart

Papers presented by

Karin van Wingerde, Beyond Deterrence, Punishment, deterrence and compliance in the Dutch waste industry. Comments by Peter Mascini.

Kim Loyens, Integrity secured. Ethical decision-making among street-level bureaucrats in the Belgian Labour Inspection and Federal Police. Comments by Quirine Eijkman.

Workshop B (Dutch, room E 2.12A)

Chair: Ronald Janse

Papers presented by

Liselot Bisschop, Transnational environmental crime. Illegal transports of e-waste and tropical timber connected to the Belgian harbor of Antwerp. Comments by Tim Boekhout van Solinge.

Evelien de Kezel, Asbestos, duty of care, and prescription of claims. Comments by Tobias Arnoldussen.

Antoinette Vlieger, Domestic workers in Saudi Arabia and the Emirates: a socio-legal study on conflicts. Comments by Wibo van Rossum.

Drinks in café Zeppos, Gebed zonder End 5, Amsterdam

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