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Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include:

  1. Constitution Committee seeks new legal adviser, deadline for applications: 2 July 2019
  2. Event Series: Global Law@City 2019 Research Dialogue Series
  3. Call for papers: ‘Constitutional interpretation in European populist regimes ‒ new methods or old tools for new purposes’, Budapest, 5-6 December 2019

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Constitution Committee seeks new legal adviser

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution is inviting applications for the vacant post of one of its legal advisers.

The role is part-time, remunerated by daily fee. The successful candidate will demonstrate established expertise in the fields of public law generally and constitutional law in particular. The primary task is to help the Committee fulfil its role examining the constitutional implications of public bills, but the adviser may help the Committee with other aspects of its work.

The vacancy notice and more information about the post can be found HERE. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 2 July 2019.

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Event Series: Global Law@City 2019 Research Dialogue Series

The 2019 Global Law Research Dialogue Series focusses upon regional approaches to law-making, cyber law-making and methodology, as topical case studies, political problems or eternal legal methodology issues. It draws together an array of scholars from public and private law, governance, science and technology, political economy and practice to reflect upon our understanding of law beyond the Nation State. All events are free and open to the public and feature a diversity of guests and City scholars. Information on the 2019 series can be found HERE.

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Call for papers:

‘Constitutional interpretation in European populist regimes ‒ new methods or old tools for new purposes’

Budapest, 5-6 December 2019

The International Association of Constitutional Law Research Group on Constitutional Interpretation is pleased to announce the call for papers for the international conference on Constitutional interpretation in European populist regimes new methods or old tools for new purposes? held in Budapest, from 5 to 6 December 2019. The venue of the conference will be HAS CSS Institute for Legal Studies, 1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán street 4., T Building, Ground floor.

The IACL Research Group on Constitutional Interpretation has recently been established to provide an effective framework for studying the theories and methods of constitutional interpretation. The Group aims at maintaining the research network of scholars whose fields of interest are closely connected to this subject-matter. The Institute for Legal Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences provides an institutional framework for organizing the activities of this Group.

Our Research Group’s first conference focuses on the question whether European populist systems have developed new, specific constitutional theories, doctrines or methods, or whether their constitutional courts and other high courts continue to use the old, traditional interpretative tools in constitutional adjudication. Submissions for conference papers are invited primarily from legal scholars and political scientists who are interested in the theory and practice of constitutional interpretation. Interested scholars should send an abstract of no more than 500 words by email by 31 July 2019 to szente.zoltan@tk.mta.hu. Successful applicants will be notified no later than 15 September 2019.

The conference papers will be published in an edited academic book and/or by the Hungarian Journal of Legal Studies ‒ Acta Juridica Hungarica, an academic journal founded in 1959 by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The conference will be also the founding event of the Research Group, as well as the establishment of a Central and Eastern European panel of the IACL Research Group on Constitutionalism in Illiberal Democracies.

There is no registration fee. Group meals will be generously provided by the Institute for Legal Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Successful applicants are responsible for securing their all travel and accommodation costs.

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