International conference Autonomy of Law: German and Baltic Experiences and Perspectives 08.-11.06.2016 School of Law, University of Tartu, Kaarli 3, Tallinn
The conference emphasizes the Autonomy of Law as a basic characteristic and constitutive element of legal culture based on the rule of law, and as a core conception of modern legal order. The aim and main focus of the conference relies on analyzing the Autonomy of Law in practical relation to the judiciary, state and society from the perspective of jurisprudence and legal theory, legal history and legal dogmatics.
The keynote speaker of the conference is Prof. dr. dr. h. c. Joachim Rückert (Frankfurt/Main). Professor Rückert’s work and research interests are centered on the modern period in legal history and philosophy of law. He has also significantly contributed to the scientific research of the methods of legal dogmatics, comparative legal history, social history, the history of labour law, the history of jurisprudence and social philosophy and the theory of science. More about his research and publications: http://www.jura.uni-frankfurt.de/41076001/Rueckert.
As a keynote speaker, Prof. Rückert will investigate the concept of Autonomy of Law from the philosophic-normative, historical-empirical and legal-dogmatic perspectives. He will exemplify the concept and implementation of Autonomy of Law by using mostly the experiences of Germany and Western Europe.
The conference is organized by University of Tartu, in cooperation with Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Latvia (Riga) and Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnius). The first half of each conference day is devoted to presentations of PhD students in Law from the Baltic States, where they use their field of research and legal experiences of their own country as examples of problems of Autonomy of Law in a specific legal context. The presentations of the PhD students include the topics concerning the aspects of Autonomy of Law in historical and contemporary legal context, e.g., Personal Right to Identity; The Principle Theory in Constitutional Law; The Perspectives of Private Law; The Concept of Joining of an Obligation as a Stranger in the System of Personal Guarantees; Autonomy of Property Law in Russia, etc.
This project of the Baltic-German University Liaison Office is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic Germany, and by the School of Law of University of Tartu.
Information: Prof. dr. Marju Luts-Sootak, marju.luts-sootak [ät] ut.ee; Assoc. Prof. PhD Merike Ristikivi (merike.ristikivi [ät] ut.ee).