University of Zagreb - Faculty of Law

Jean Monnet Programme,

Croatian European Union Studies Association,

United States Embassy in Zagreb

 

 

CONFERENCE

THE CRITICAL LEGAL STUDIES PERSPECTIVE ON THE ROLE OF COURTS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION:

TRANSFORMATION OR RE-CONSTITUTION OF EUROPE?

Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. VII (2nd floor)

26-27 June 2015

 

 

 

Friday, 26 June 2015

 

9.00 – 10.00 – Meeting with judges of the Croatian Constitutional Court and the Croatian Supreme Court (venue: Constitutional Court)

 

10.30 – 10.45 – Opening

 

10.45 – 12.15 – Panel 1

Judge Koen Lenaerts, Vice President, Court of Justice of the EU

Discovering the Law of the EU: The ECJ and the Comparative Law Method

Commentator: Prof. Tamara Perišin, University of Zagreb

 

12.15 – 12.30 – Coffee break

 

12.30 – 14.00 – Panel 2

Prof. Michel Lasser, Cornell University

Decoding the European Judicial Appointments Debates Commentator: Prof. Josip Kregar, University of Zagreb

 

14.00 – 15.30 – Catered lunch

 

15.30 – 17.00 – Panel 3

Prof. Duncan Kennedy, Harvard University (via video link)

The Role of Courts in Very Imperfect Democracies

Commentator: Prof. Tamara Ćapeta, University of Zagreb

 

17.15 – 18.00 – Meeting with the Chairpersons of the Croatian Parliament Judiciary Committee and the Constitutional Committee (venue: Croatian Parliament).

 

18.00 – Buffet dinner at the Croatian Parliament

Saturday, 27 June 2015

 

9.15 – 10.45 – Panel 4

Judge Siniša Rodin, Court of Justice of the EU

Useful Effect of the European Arrest Warrant

Commentator:  Prof. Iris Goldner Lang, University of Zagreb

 

10.45 – 11.00 – Coffee break

 

11.00 – 12.30 – Panel 5

Prof. Pierre Schlag, University of Colorado

Creativity in Legal Interpretation

Commentator: Pieter-Augustijn Van Malleghem, Harvard University, University of Leuven

 

12.30 – 13.00 – Catered lunch

 

14.00 – 15.30 – Panel 6

Prof. Fernanda Nicola, American University, WCL

Politicization of CJEU Narratives in the Academic Discourse

Commentator: Prof. Zoran Kurelić, University of Zagreb

 

15.30 – 15.45 – Closing

 

 


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