Agora 2016: Autonomy and Law
June 6-17, 2016
This year's Agora is framed by the general topic "Autonomy and Law." It will address the interaction between self-determination of individuals or pluralities of persons and regulation by a legislator. How is autonomy defined? What are its sources? Should a legislator not interfere or is some regulation necessary in order to safeguard autonomy?
When possible, papers of candidates should be linked to the general topic; however, this is not a requirement. Treating such a comprehensive theme, we do not anticipate major impediments; one can draw ties in all fields of law. Examples include: contracts (party autonomy), labor law (tariff autonomy), family law (cultural diversity), law of succession, corporate law (self-governance), foundations, civil procedure, lex mercatoria, investment arbitration, capital markets, and criminal law (procedural deals).
The morning sessions of the Agora will consist of subject-oriented seminars, which will be taught primarily by Bucerius faculty members. In addition, methodology lectures on topics such as comparative law, law and economics, and law and society will be offered.
In the afternoons, workshops will enable participants to obtain individual feedback on their work. Every participant will take part in one workshop where his/her paper will serve as the focus of discussion for a period of thirty minutes. Workshop groups will be structured along broad general themes to gather participants who have intersecting fields of interest.
The afternoon program will be rounded out by panel discussions and social events to provide participants with an opportunity to become acquainted with each other as well as local doctoral candidates.
University of Melbourne (Australia)
June 16-27, 2014
Academic Director: Prof. Sundhya Pahuja
Universidad de Deusto (Spain)
June 20-30, 2011
Academic Director: Prof. María Pilar Canedo