Annex: ok, it's Saturday 3.45pm, I am at the conference and to keep my live-blogging promise:
- First of all, internet connection via Eduroam at University College Dublin (UCD) a bit shaky but it's good that they have it; yesterday I was at Trinity College Dublin and no Eduroam....
- To respond to Twining, does the conference show that the "country & Western" perspective of comparative law is still predominant?
- Well, yes, in general most papers are "Western" in focusing on the developed countries; exception: a good presentation by James Gallen (TCD)
- The country-perspective is weakened: most papers have some EU and international law dimension (which is to be appreciated)
- Something else: I just introduced myself to H. Patrick Glenn and his first comment was: "you published in the McGill Law Journal, didn't you?" It's good to be appreciated and it seems to show that even in the age of SSRN the branding of law journals can be quite useful (btw: the SSRN version of my McGill article is here).
- Which leads to Glenn's presentation which was on Comparative Law and the Multi-Value Turn - quite interesting, based on ideas by Gabbay and Woods on The Many Valued and Nonmonotonic Turn in Logic.