27 Oct
17:00 - 18:30
Prof. Dr. Horatia Muir Watt

Maastricht Private Law Lecture 2023

"Ecological Jurisprudence: The Shape of Legality at its Own Last Frontier (a Private International Law Approach)"

The Maastricht Private Law Lecture, hosted by the Maastricht Department of Private Law, is an annual event at which a most distinguished scholar is invited to give a lecture on a topic related to the wide field of private law. The lecture will be after an interactive seminar with PhD-researchers.

The 2023 Maastricht Private Law Lecture will be given by Prof. Dr. Horatia Muir Watt who is Professor at the law School, Sciences-po Paris, where she currently co-directs the speciality ‘Global Governance Studies’ within the Master of Economic Law. She teaches and publishes in the field of private international law and comparative law, where she develops critical and interdisciplinary approaches. She was elected in 2013 to the Institute of International Law and in 2018 to the Institut Universitaire de France.

Prof. Dr. Horatia Muir Watt is Director of the Revue critique de droit international privé and on the editorial board of various international law reviews or journals (Journal of Private International Law, European Review of Contract Law, Transnational legal Theory) and co-editor of various collections:  International Studies in the Theory of Private Law (Hart, Kluwer, Dalloz), Private law in European Context (Kluwer Law International) et « A droit ouvert » chez Dalloz (with Antoine Lyon-Caen).  Her books include Aspects économiques de droit international privé  (Recueil des Cours de l’Académie de droit international de la Haye, t307, 2005); Droit international privé, PUF Thémis, 4e éd 2017, co-authored with Dominique Bureau; a co-edited volume (with D. Fernandez Arroyo) published by Oxford University Press in 2014, Private international law as global governance; Private International Law and the Application of Public Law, Elgar Publishing, Research Series (direction), 2 vol, 2016 ; Discours sur les méthodes du droit international privé : des formes juridiques de l’inter-alterite, RCADI La Haye (2017) and pocket edition (2018) ; with co-editors (Lucia Bizikova et al.) Global Private international law : adjudication without frontiers, 2019, and the French edition, Le droit international privé dans le tournant global, Pédone 2020. Latest publication : Law’s Ultimate Frontier. Towards an Ecological Jurisprudence, Hart 2023. 

She co-directs the public research seminar called successively PILAGG (2011-2019), GLOBINAR (1 and 2 2020- 2022), now RECITALS (1 and 2 2023-) designed to encourage interdisciplinary thinking from a legal standpoint. RECITALS is now attached to the Circle of Political Humanities, a wider research and pedagogical initiaitive co-prganised by Law, History, and Politicla Theory departments at Sciences-po Paris. 


17:00   Welcome by Prof. Dr. Jan Smits
17:05Introduction by Dr. Agustín Parise
17:15Maastricht Private Law Lecture by Prof. Dr. Horatia Muir Watt
18:00  Drinks
 A Research Seminar with PhD-researchers and Prof. Dr. Horatia Muir Watt will take place that same day from 10.00 - 12.00 


This event is open to all the community, but registration is required. 

We offer this event inclduing drinks for free. As we have a no waste policy, you are expected to join when you register as catering costs are being made on your behalf. The registration deadline is Oct. 19. Unfortunately it is not possible to attend online. The lecture will be published in the Maastricht Law Series.

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