Constitutionalizing in the Anthropocene

Transformative Effects of Globalisation on Law (Sector Plan) Annual Meeting 2022

30 May 2022

Tilburg

The ‘Transformative Effects of Globalisation in Law’ cooperative of legal scholars from the University of Amsterdam, Maastricht University, Tilburg University and the Open University will be holding its first Annual Meeting in Tilburg on Friday 6 May 2022.

Who?

The Annual Day is open and free of cost to all researchers working on law & globalization from the collaborating law schools (Tilburg University, Maastricht University, University of Amsterdam, and the Open University). 

Participants must register by Friday 6 May with this form:  https://forms.office.com/r/GWgeNc1Zff

Where? 

The event will be held at the Tilburg LocHal, a magnificent new public library and meeting space located inside one of the historic train warehouse buildings in Tilburg’s Spoorzone. This is conveniently located next to Tilburg Station. 

Address:

Tilburg LocHal (1st Floor – Seats2Meet)

Burgemeester Brokxlaan 1000
5041 SG Tilburg

What?

12:30 – 13:30   Lunch 

13:30 – 13:45   Welcome & Introduction

13:45 – 15:15   Workshop session 1: Syllabus or Grant Writing & Collaboration

15:15 – 15:30   Coffee / tea break

15:30 – 17:00   Workshop session 2: Trajectories of Research

17:00 – 17:15   Concluding remarks 

17:15 – 18:15   Refreshments with ‘fishbowl’ discussion

18:30 – 20:00   Dinner (optional)

How?

Syllabus Workshop, hosted by Dr. Laura Mai & Dr. Michael Leach

The aim of the Syllabus Workshop is to inform, inspire, and build the capacity of participants to re-design law teaching to account for legal transformations in the context of globalization. The Workshop will offer an opportunity for both junior and senior lecturers to discuss strategies for teaching globalisation in law. Together participants will explore how the multiple facets of social and economic globalization can be incorporated into law school curricula. 

To do this, participants will be considering questions like: 

  • How does globalization affect the teaching of contract, tort, administrative, criminal, property and other fields of law? 
  • How can we productively engage students with emerging and urgent questions that globalization poses to these ‘traditional’ fields of law? 
  • What would be suitable and innovative pedagogical strategies and tools that could help us in this endeavour? (e.g. group discussions, case studies etc.)
  • What important considerations might need to be made in selecting textbook readings, cases or legislative materials? 
  • Which theoretical approaches to globalization might be helpful (or not) when applied to legal curricula? 

Workshop discussions will be structured around a few example syllabi from ‘core’ law courses, and participants will be invited to reflect on whether, how, and where globalization topics could be introduced, including what teaching techniques might be used to do so effectively. Participants will also be encouraged to share their personal experiences with trying to shape their courses around globalization topics, sharing stories of both successes and challenges. The intention here will not be to focus on intricate details of the materials or to debate substantive questions of law, but rather to cultivate the skill of adapting course materials to suit students’ needs in this rapidly changing world in ways that could be deployed across various modules. 

Grant Writing & Collaboration Workshop

The aim of the Grant Writing & Collaboration workshop is to stimulate, encourage and support TEGL researchers to take the next step forward in their grant writing ambitions. The workshop includes skills and discussion around both individual grant opportunities as well as collaborative grants. We will host discussions with successful grant applicants and senior researchers with experience on evaluation panels to share their advice. For those interested in collaborative or network grants, the Grant Support team from Tilburg University will introduce some lesser known grant opportunities from the NWO and shed light on the ‘Routes’ scheme application process. The workshop will end with rounds of speed dating among participants, grouped according to fields of interest, who will pitch their ideas for near- and mid-term grant applications, receive feedback and advice from each other, and make connections for future collaborations. 

Are you looking for advice and suggestions from researchers with successful experience in large grant procedures and on evaluation panels? As a junior researcher, did you know that you could lead a Horizon Europe application? Would you like feedback on project ideas? This is the workshop where you can pose questions and discuss these exciting, and equally intimidating, aspirations.

Trajectories of Research Workshop

The Trajectories of Research workshop offers a space for discussing recent pivotal publications for researchers working on law and globalization. While the reading group format may be conventional, the workshop will use this format to weld new connections between participants from diverse backgrounds and fields of research as we discuss how the text impacts our own projects. Participants are expected to choose from one of the following three books and to prepare a selection of chapters from the book prior to the event (the exact selection for each book will be emailed in the coming weeks). The hosts for each discussion group will also circulate some brief comments and questions beforehand to initiate discussion. 

Participants are welcome to selection from:

  • Elizabeth Povinelli, Between Gaia and Ground: Four Axioms of Existence and the Ancestral Catastrophe of Late Liberalism (Duke University Press 2021) [hosted by Marie Petersmann and Andrea Leiter]
  • Emilios Christodoulidis, The Redress of Law: Globalisation, Constitutionalism and Market Capture (Cambridge University Press 2021) [hosted by Klaas Eller and Rodrigo Vallejo Garretón]
  • Amanda Perry-Kessaris, Doing Sociolegal Research in Design Mode (Routledge 2021) [hosted by Morag Goodwin and Phillip Paiement]

Please note that participants are expected to obtain copies of the chosen book themselves; they will not be provided by the event organizers. 

Remaining questions or concerns?

Please contact Phillip Paiement (p.m.paiement [at] tilburguniversity.edu) with any further questions or concerns you have regarding your participation in the Annual Day. 

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