26 Oct
15:00 - 18:00

IALS Webinar on Comparative Law and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Scholars from across the globe will share insights, debate, and discuss their views on a range of mainstream topics dealing with Comparative Law and the Covid-19 Pandemic. The topic will be addressed from two thematic-themes: (i) Local Reactions to a Global Context, and (ii) Transposition of Scientific Innovations into Comparative Law Actions. Speakers will share multiple perspectives that may help improve the legislative, regulatory, and judicial processes in the current and challenging global context. The event aims to offer a fruitful forum for experts from different disciplines and from different corners of the world.


  • The International Association of Legal Science (IALS) was established in 1950. It aims to promote the development of legal science throughout the world, by using in particular the comparative method, and operates under the auspices of UNESCO and of the International Social Science Council. The IALS hosts annual symposia, addressing different aspects of law and society. This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, the annual event will take place in the form of a webinar in which four scholars are invited to address a global audience.
  • In order to accommodate for time-zones across the globe, the event will be held on Tuesday 26 October 2021, starting at 15:00hs (CEST).
  • Registration is free. Register through the green button on the right side.


  Please download the printable programme here
15.00h Welcome on behalf of the International Association of Legal Science
Sjef van Erp (President, IALS)
15.05h Welcome on behalf of Maastricht University
  Monica Claes (Associate Dean for Research, Maastricht University, the Netherlands)
  First Session: Local Reactions to a Global Context
  Chair: Máximo Langer (UCLA School of Law, USA)
15.10h Tamar Hostovsky Brandes (Ono Academic College, Israel)
15.35h Fryderyk Zoll (Jagiellonian University, Poland /Osnabrück University, Germany)
16.00h Q&A with all Attendees
16.15h Break
  Second Session: Transposition of Scientific Innovations into Comparative Law Actions
  Chair: Monika Pauknerová (Charles University, Czech Republic)
16.30h Victor V. Ramraj (University of Victoria, Canada)
16.55h Sope Williams-Elegbe (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
17.20h Q&A with all Attendees

Closing Remarks by Agustín Parise (Director of Scientific Studies, IALS / Maastricht University, the Netherlands)

17.45h End


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