Sixth Panel Session


Panel 1: Codification as Nationalization or Denationalization of Law II:
Europe (France, Belgium, Italy and Spain)

Chair: Dr Matthew Dyson (University of Cambridge)

Speakers: Prof. Aniceto Masferrer (University of Valencia), Prof. Dirk Heirbaut (Ghent University), Prof. Yves Cartuyvels (University Saint-Louis of Brussels),
Dr Stefano Vinci (University of Bari Aldo Moro)

Panel overview

This panel explores codification movement in Europe in a critical and comparative way. Scholars have presented Codification as a means to both nationalize and denationalize the European legal traditions. This seems to be a paradox. Moreover, different perspectives and arguments might lead to complete different outcomes. The fact that laws needed to be approved by national parliaments and the ius commune – which was somehow regarded as a foreign law – ceased to be in force, give evidence of how much codification contributed to the nationalization of law. On the other hand, the fact that national parliaments enacted codes whose content had been highly influenced by foreign codes reveals that codification did also contribute to the denationalization of law.

The panel will explore this issue from a critical and comparative perspective, trying to emphasize the connection between codification and theme of the Conference: “Culture, Identity and Legal Instrumentalism.”

The comparative approach to European codification is both geographically and analytically; geographically, because several jurisdictions are studied (France, Belgium, Italy and Spain); and analytically, because all papers connect 19th-century codification with the keywords of the Conference theme, namely, Culture, Identity and Legal Instrumentalism.


Prof. Aniceto Masferrer

University of Valencia



Codification as Nationalization or Denationalization
of Law: The Spanish Case


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Panel 2: Marriage in Different Cultures

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Gwen Jordan (University of Illinois)

Speakers: Assoc. Prof. Zsuzsanna Peres (National University of Public Service in Budapest), Assoc. Prof. Mišo Dokmanović
(Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje), Mr Omer Aloni (Tel Aviv University), Ms Luisa Stella de Oliveira Coutinho Silva (University of Lisbon)

Assoc. Prof. Mišo Dokmanović

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje



Law as an Instrument of Social Change: the Transformation of Marriage in Post-World War II Macedonia (1945 – 1953)

Assoc. Prof. Zsuzsanna Peres

National University of Public Service in Budapest



The Marriage Property Rights of the Hungarian Noble Women in Comparative Context

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Ms Luisa Stella de Oliveira Coutinho Silva

University of Lisbon



Marring in the Colonial Brazil: White, Black and Indian Cultures and the Formation of the Brazilian Identity



Panel 3: The Flow of Legal Doctrine in Time and Space

Chair: Prof. Mia Korpiola (University of Turku)

Speakers: Prof. Steven Robert Wilf (University of Connecticut), Dr Ana Santos Rutschman (Duke University), Mr Sebastian Krafzik
University of Leuven\), Prof. Annamaria Monti Bocconi (University in Milano)




Prof. Annamaria Monti

Bocconi University in Milano



19th-20 century Italian Commercial Law:

between national reality and foreign suggestions



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Panel 4: Private Law Movements from Rome to Today

Chair: Prof. Bart Wauters (IE University in Madrid – Segovia)

Speakers: Prof. Barbara Biscotti (University of Milano-Bicocca), Dr Aleksander Grebieniow (University of Fribourg),
Dr Jan Łukasz Korporowicz (University of Łódź),
Dr Emőd Veress (Sapientia University in Cluj-Napoca)

Prof. Barbara Biscotti

University of Milano-Bicocca



Humanity as Core Issue of Law Post - Postmodern Methodologies in  Roman Law


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