Convention / Congress

Methods and Challenges in Comparative Law

22 September 2022
23 September 2022
Start time 
8:49 am
Palazzo di Giurisprudenza - Via Verdi 53, Trento
Fulvio Zuelli Conference Room
Target audience: 
Free – Registration required
Online – Registration required
Registration deadline: 
21 September 2022, 12:00
Contact details: 
Faculty of Law Secretariat


22th September 2022 - Fulvio Zuelli Conference Room - Working language: English

Rethinking Comparative Law

First Session (9.00 am - 1.00 pm)

  • The West and the Rest: Comparative Law and Legal Traditions 

Speakers: Xue Jun (Peking University Law School), R. Letelier Wartenberg (University of Chile), S. Mancuso (University of Palermo)
Chair: L. Antoniolli (University of Trento)
Discussant: L. Pes (University of Trento)

  • At the Crossroad of Comparative Law: the Relationship of Law with Other Sciences 

Speakers: R. Aluffi (University of Turin), G. Resta (Roma Tre University), A. Griffiths (Edinburgh Law School)
Chair: C. Casonato (University of Trento)
Discussant: R. Caso (University of Trento)

Second Session (3.00 pm - 7.00 pm)

  • Globalization and Legal Systems: the Role of Comparative Law 

Speakers: J. Mendes (University of Luxembourg), R. Scarciglia (University of Trieste), L. Casini (IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca)
Chair: M. Borzaga (University of Trento)
Discussant: M. Pertile (University of Trento)

  • Comparative Law and Legal Taxonomies: is there still a Public/Private Law Divide? 

Speakers: G. della Cananea (Bocconi University), S. Ferreri (University of Turin), V. Curran (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Chair: E. Ioriatti (University of Trento)
Discussant: B. Marchetti (University of Trento)

Concluding remarks: A. Gambaro (University of Milan, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei), M.P. Chiti (University of Florence)

23rd September 2022 - Room 1 - Working language: Italian

Trento and Comparative Law

Welcome Address of the Rector, Flavio Deflorian (University of Trento)

Dedication Ceremony of the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Law to prof. Rodolfo Sacco (9.00 am -10.00 am)

  • Round table: Osservare il passato per guardare al futuro / Looking Back to Look Forward  (10.00 am - 1.00 pm)

Chair: D. de Pretis (Vice-President of the Italian Constitutional Court)
Participants: G. Ajani (University of Turin), C. Consolo (University of Rome, Sapienza ), G. Falcon (University of Trento), M.R. Ferrarese (University of Cagliari), E. Grande (University of Piemonte Orientale), U. Mattei (University of Turin), P.G. Monateri (University of Turin), G. Nesi (University of Trento)

  • Round table: Mauro Cappelletti e il diritto comparato / Mauro Cappelletti and Comparative Law (3.00 pm - 5.00 pm)
Chair: F. Cortese (University of Trento)
Participants: N. Trocker (University of Firenze), V. Varano (University of Firenze), G. Napolitano (University of Roma Tre), A. Becherucci (European University Institute)

Scientific Committee:

L. Antoniolli, L. Baccaglini, F. Cortese, S. Dalla Bontà, E. Ioriatti, B. Marchetti, L. Pes, F. Sartori (University of Trento)


Attendance to the conference is free, but registration is required, both for in person and on-line participation. Working languages will be English (September 22) and Italian (September 23).