28 Jun 09:00
- 21:00

MJ 25 year anniversary

 

MJ25 - Celebrating 25 Years of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law: Bridging the Past and the Future

 

On Thursday, 28 June 2018, the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law will celebrate its 25th anniversary in the form of a full-day conference at Chateau Neercanne, Cannerweg 800, 6213 ND Maastricht. The anniversary event will feature interesting panels composed of high-level academics discussing the subjects of EU law, comparative law and legal publishing in a beautiful and historic setting. We hope to welcome you at the event!

The Event

Since the inception of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, history has taken its turn: from a period influenced by the fall of the iron curtain, the enlargement of the EU, the introduction of the Euro, to events such as 9/11, the financial crisis, the refugee crisis and many more, we believe it to be important to reflect on a broader scale on these changes, their impact on EU and comparative law and, in that sense, on the Maastricht Journal, its mission and its form of publishing.

In this context, we have invited a number of high-level speakers who have previously written cutting-edge contributions that were published in the Maastricht Journal and asked them to look back on their contribution and to reflect on significant developments having an impact on their contribution and their area of legal expertise since publication, future challenges for their area of law and to come together to discuss on a broader scale, future solutions for the Europe of tomorrow.

The Programme

09:30 - 10:00   

Welcome and registration

10:00 - 10:45                                           

Opening Speeches

  • Michael Faure, Chair of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Professor of Comparative and International Environmental Law
  • Monica Claes, Professor of European and Comparative Constitutional Law at Maastricht University, Vice-Dean of Research

10:45 - 11:30

Keynote Speech I

  • ‘The Transformation of Legal Publishing: Blogs as Sources of Public Opinion Making in a Fast-paced World’ -

    Maximilian Steinbeis, Founder of Verfassungsblog, Jurist, Author, Journalist

11:30 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 13:30

Comparative Law Panel

  • René de Groot, Professor emeritus UM Faculty of Law
  • Jaakko Husa, Professor in Law and Globalisation, University of Helsinki
  • Mathias Siems, Professor of Commercial Law at Durham University
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:00

Keynote Speech II

  • ‘The Field of European Law (1993-2018)’  - Bruno de Witte, Professor of European Law at UM Faculty of Law, and Part-time Professor of Law at the European University Institute, Florence

15:00 - 16:30

EU Law Panel

  • Gráinne de Búrca, Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law, New York University
  • Paul P. Craig, Professor of English Law; Fellow of St John's College, Oxford University
  • Sacha Prechal, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Lisa Waddington, Professor at UM Faculty of Law, European Disability Forum Chair in European Disability Law
  • Bruno de Witte, Professor of European Law at UM Faculty of Law, and Part-time Professor of Law at the European University Institute, Florence
16:30

Closing drinks

Treaty

The Speakers

We are proud to present a number of high-profile speakers for the event, including:

  • Graínne de Búrca, Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law, New York University
  • Paul P. Craig, Professor of English Law; Fellow of St John's College, Oxford University
  • René de Groot, Professor emeritus UM Faculty of Law
  • Jaakko Husa, Professor in Law and Globalisation, University of Helsinki
  • Sacha Prechal, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Mathias Siems, Professor of Commercial Law at Durham University
  • Maximilian Steinbeis, Founder of Verfassungsblog, Jurist, Author, Journalist

  • Lisa Waddington, Professor at UM Faculty of Law
  • Bruno de Witte, Professor of European Law at UM Faculty of Law, and Part-time Professor of Law at the European University Institute, Florence

The Location

The event will be hosted in the beautiful Chateau Neercanne, close to Maastricht, on the sandstone hills overlooking the Jeker valley.

The Spirit of the Maastricht Treaty

After the signature of the Maastricht Treaty in 1991, the signatories – including, among others, Helmut Kohl, François Mitterrand, Rudd Lubbers and Jacques Delors – met here for the Déjeuner Europese Raad (European Council lunch) on 09.12.1991. Their signatures are etched in the sandstone of the caves of the chateau and are still visible.

Registration

The registration covers participation in the event, lunch and breaks. 

The registration fee is €99,- The Special Rate for Maastricht University employees is €25,- (N.B.: an option to book the fee directly from your budget exists)

You can find the link to the registration form on the right sidebar.

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