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Commodification and the Law

Add to calendar 2022-12-12 09:00 2022-12-13 18:00 Europe/Rome Commodification and the Law Sala del Consiglio, Sala del Torrino and Zoom YYYY-MM-DD


Mon 12 Dec 2022 09.00 - 18.00

Tue 13 Dec 2022 09.00 - 18.00


Sala del Consiglio, Sala del Torrino and Zoom

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Presented by the Department of Law, Conversations on New Histories of Capitalism and the Information Society Working Group, this conference will enrich present debates on law and capitalism by advancing critical understanding of the role played by law in current and historical commodification processes.

It will bring together established academics and early-stage researchers to present compelling case studies from a range of legal domains and historical periods that demonstrate the expansion of market structures in society. Interventions will include two keynote speeches and eight themed panels encouraging debate on issues encompassing data and innovation, global supply chains and contractual injustice, personal and social values in democratic societies, and the role of economic and historical methods in legal analysis. All of these discussions will place lawyers and lawmakers in the spotlight to reveal the parts they have played – and continue to play – in the propagation of commodities. The conference will also explore the contours and consequences of the commodification of law itself to better map the tangled relations between law and the market.

The conference will feature keynote speeches by Prof. Daniel Markovits (Yale School of Law) and by Dr. Johanna Stark (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance)


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Prof. Julie E. Cohen (Georgetown Law)

Prof. Beatriz Botero Arcila (Sciences Po Law School)

Teodora Groza (Sciences Po Law School)

Linus Hoffmann (EUI - Department of Law)

Charlotte Ducuing (KU Leuven)

Prof. Margot Salomon (London School of Economics Law School)

Inês Lameiras Azevedo (EUI - Department of Law)

Victoria Garin Gimenez (EUI - Department of Law)

Prof. Candida Leone (University of Amsterdam)

Dr. Elettra Bietti (NYU)

Carolina Paulesu (EUI)

Szymon Osmola (Tel Aviv University)

Dr. Mateusz Grochowski (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law)

Prof. Kish Parella (Washington and Lee University)

Dr. Mirthe Jiwa (University of Amsterdam)

Prof. Rocco Alessio Albanese (Università del Piemonte Orientale)

Dr. Klaas H. Eller (University of Amsterdam)

Prof. Martijn Hesselink (EUI - Department of Law)

Christian Christfort Gormsen (EUI - Department of Law)

Aileen Nielsen (ETH Zürich)

Bob Roth (London School of Economics Law School)

Prof. Martin Scheinin (EUI - Law Department)

Daniel Augusto Pinheiro Astone (Stockholm University)

Prof. Reda Mokhtar El Ftouh (Université Internationale de Rabat)

Prof. Lua Kamál Yuille (Northeastern University)

Prof. Maurizio Borghi (University of Torino)

Mirko Duković (Central European University)

Vincent Seffinga (European University Institute)

Prof. Cristiana Sappa (IÉSEG School of Management)

Armel Campagne (European University Institute)

Dr. Jasper Kunstreich (Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory)

Wafa Ben Mahmoud (Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory)

Prof. Daniel Markovits (Yale University)

Dr. Johanna Stark (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance)

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