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The CSECL International Summer School serves as a platform for junior scholars to explore cross-cutting themes of private law and its theory, and provides participants with a unique opportunity to present their own work and receive meaningful feedback from their peers and the advanced scholars teaching the programme.

Detail Summary
Start date 24 June 2019
End date 27 June 2019
Time 09:00
Organised by Prof. Martijn HesselinkMirthe Jiwa, LL.M.

After three successful summer programmes, we are happy to announce that the fourth annual CSECL International Summer School will take place from 24 June Monday to 27 June, Thursday. This year’s Summer School is themed ‘Frontiers of Private Law and its Theory’. The Summer School explicitly adopts a rather wide conception of the theme, which includes not only a broad range of questions contemporary private law is confronted with, but also a wide array of theoretical and critical perspectives on these questions. While the workshops during the morning sessions will mainly deal with matters of contract and property, we will be discussing contributions and participant presentations from all fields of private law (contract, property, tort, family and beyond) through the use of methods ranging from normative, critical and analytical to empirical and historical. Boundary-crossing projects, crossing or transcending national borders or (sub)disciplinary ones will be presented and discussed by the participants from around the world.

Topics of the previous years included ‘Contract Law in a Liberal Society’ (2016), ‘Contract Law and the Moral Limits of the Market’ (2017), and ‘Private Law and Vulnerability’ (2018). For more information about past Summer Schools, please visit the website:

Please find attached the final program for the Summer School