Our very own Prof. dr. Marta Pertegás delivering her inaugural lecture: “Connectivity in Private International Law”
The Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) conducts fundamental research in the field of European private law, covering not only the law of contract, property and tort, but also European procedural law, European legal theory and European legal history. Special focus is on exploring the consequences of Europeanisation and globalisation in the field of private law.
M-EPLI conducts fundamental research in the field of European private law and related areas. Our belief is that in an age of Europeanisation and globalisation law should be studied as an international phenomenon. M-EPLI crosses borders between both national jurisdictions and the classical areas of law. A post-national legal science cannot take the distinction between public and private law as a starting point, but has to question the relevance of this distinction. Where useful, it also involves other disciplines (such as political science, economics and psychology).
All M-EPLI researchers are involved in teaching, one way or the other. In bachelor’s and master’s programmes, their focus is on European Private Law. Students also have the opportunity to participate in M-EPLI research projects in various ways.
Studying legal memes is not a usual and unfruitful endeavour but a method to understand the past, present, and future of principles and rules. It is an opportunity to include the mellifluous method of evolution in legal analysis.
Nowadays, the idea of granting robots legal personhood is considered as a serious political option: Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to the robot Sophia, certain national legislators are drafting legislation on legal personhood for robots and the European Parliament requested that the Commission...
Yesterday festive drinks were held at the occasion of opening the new Faculty Board Room and Alumni Wall. We also call upon everyone to help us name our tutorial rooms.
“I always like to tell my students that private law is the ‘law of the people’: everyone in his or her daily life is confronted with questions that relate to this field, ranging from concluding contracts and inheriting to owning property or being liable in damages.”
“At M-EPLI we try to push the boundaries to improve each other’s research. We work on common projects and frequently meet to discuss developments and new ideas. For me the people and the working environment are the primary reason to base my research at M-EPLI”
“My research is on what private actors can do to reduce labor exploitations in the global supply chain. I feel blessed to be surrounded by such lovely folks in Maastricht and I really cannot imagine doing my PhD anywhere else.”
Milan, 13-14 June 2019
Law and economic issues of insurTech
M-EPLI associate director and Associate Professor of European Private Law Bram Akkermans has been appointed to the TPR Visiting Chair for the academic year 2017-2018 at the Catholic University of Leuven. During the upcoming academic year Bram will hold several lectures and plan other activities at KU Leuven.
From 7-9 November 2016, M-EPLI PhD candidates Jiangqiu Ge and Liuhu Luo presented their papers at the conference New Civil Rights and the Rule of Law in China.