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Global Mondays Weekly Lecture Series - Globalized Law from a European Perspective

William H. Gates Hall
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

"Applying the Law in a Global Context"

Jean-Sylvestre Bergé, Professor of law and Vice-President and head of the International Relations Office, and Bob Sherratt, Senior Lecturer and Academic Director, International Relations Department, University Jean-Moulin, Lyon3, France

Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs

Jean-Sylvestre Bergé is vice-president and head of the International Relations Office of the University Jean Moulin – Lyon 3, and a professor at the Faculty of Law . He is member of the International, European and Comparative Law Research Center (EDIEC) in which he participates in European Studies Centre (CEE) and manages the Center for Research on Private International Law (CREDIP). He is a founding member of the European University Network on European Law of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. He previously served as a professor at the universities of Paris Ouest – Nanterre La Défense, Rouen and lectures at the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne.

The application of the law, in the variety of global legal situations, has its own dynamism. It cannot result from the mere application of a method or a legal solution at a given moment, in a predetermined space and on a predetermined level, by a duly identified actor. It must be grasped in one movement. In a single situation, several laws must sometimes be mobilised, alternatively, cumulatively, at the same time or at different moments, in one or several spaces or on one or several levels, by one or by multiple actors. This distinctive dynamic, which the lawyer must be conscious of when passing from one context – national, international or European – to another, has an influence over the law, its uses and, sometimes, its content. This presentation is a general introduction to this approach.