7th Annual International Conference on Comparative Law
Evolution of Law (?!)
Warsaw, June 9th, 2017


Call for Papers

We strongly believe that comparative law is one of the best tools to study changes in law. Some say legal change is ideally evolutionary, however, this is not what we tend to observe in the legal landscapes in the recent months. Abrupt changes in law are not uncommon as history has shown us. The "(?!)" expresses our emotions towards extra-legal factors responsible for legal revolutions and legal earthquakes. This conference will enable the exchange of opinions on the evolutions, revolutions and regresses in legal systems and to ponder the pros and cons of gradual versus sudden change.

We invite papers from all disciplines of law (i.a. civil law, common law, conflict of law, constitutional law, labor law, criminal law, administrative law, theory of law, history of law). Papers should have a comparative angle and relate to the conference topic.

Time per presentation is 15 minutes.

How to participate

Step 1: Send an abstract

Send an abstract between 300 and 500 words to jszczerbowski@swps.edu.pl. Please include "complaw2017" in the subject line. This ensures that your abstract will not be filtered by the spam filter. Please do not use an attachment for this, simply include the above in email body. The submission deadline is January 15th, 2017. 

We encourage everyone to submit early. We will publish accepted papers at the end of each month (starting from November).

In case we reach 35 accepted submissions registration and call for papers might be closed at an earlier date.

Please note full papers are required only after the conference (deadline: July 31, 2017)

Step 2: Registration

Registration is closed. Only after your paper has been accepted, or if you do not wish to present a paper please register here (registration form) within 14 days.

Step 3: Pay the conference fee

Conference fee is obligatory and might be payed in euro (€ 60) or złoty (250 zł). Please pay the fee only after your paper has been accepted - up to one month after acceptance but no later than February 28th, 2017. The prolonged deadline for payment is March 14, 2017 - end of day (CET). Lack of payment before the deadline will be understood as a resignation from the conference.). If unsure please send us a proof of payment.

Participation with no paper is also possible; registration and fee apply.

Please include your first and last name and "COMPLAW2017" in the title of the transfer.

Beneficiary: Uniwersytet SWPS

For euro:
Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A.
ul. Piekna 20, 00-549 Warszawa
IBAN: PL20 1750 1019 0000 0000 2125 4223
SWIFT: BIC: RCBWPLPW

For złoty:
Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A.
17 1750 0009 0000 0000 1095 1089

Payment may be done via PayPal. Please send the conference fee to swps_paypal_payment@swps.edu.pl.

Place

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities,
Chodakowska street 19/31, Warsaw (map).

We recommend use of booking.com or similar service to book hotels. The organizers did not negotiate special prices for the conference participants. It is our experience those special prices are often higher than those offered on booking.com – hence our decision.

Warsaw is serviced by two international airports: WAW and WMI.

Languages

  • English
  • Polish

Organization committee

  • prof. Bronisław Sitek (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • dr Katarzyna Antolak-Szymanski (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • dr Katarzyna Ciućkowska-Leszczewicz (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn)
  • dr Sławomir Kursa (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • dr Jakub J. Szczerbowski – head (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities)

Scientific committee

  • prof. dr hab. Bronisław Sitek - head (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • prof. dr hab. Tomasz Giaro (University of Warsaw)
  • prof. dr hab. Franciszek Longchamps de Bérier (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
  • prof. dr hab. Wojciech Dajczak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
  • prof. UWM dr hab. Mariola Lemonnier (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn)
  • dr Jakub J. Szczerbowski (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • Prof. Dr. George Mousourakis (Ritsumeikan University)
  • dr Katarzyna Antolak-Szymanski (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • dr Katarzyna Ciućkowska-Leszczewicz (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn)
  • dr Sławomir Kursa (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • dr Bogdan Włodarczyk (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn)
  • dr Maciej Rzewuski (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn)
  • dr Magdalena Rzewuska (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn)

Program

Available here.