Collection of comparative legal reasoning essays edited by Dr Simone Glanert

A new collection of essays honouring Kent Law Professor Geoffrey Samuel and edited by Dr Simone Glanert, will be released by Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing in April.

Comparative Legal Reasoning: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Samuel, features the papers that were presented by leading comparatists from the UK and abroad at an international workshop on ‘Comparative Legal Reasoning: une journée d’étude aux alentours du travail de Geoffrey Samuel’. The workshop was hosted by the Kent Centre for European and Comparative Law at Reid Hall in Paris on 3 December 2016.

Contributions to the volume by Kent Law School academics include a Preface by Professor Toni Williams, a chapter entitled ‘Celebrating Many Geoffreys’ by Dr Simone Glanert, a chapter entitled ‘One Pattern of Juridical Migration at the Limits of Land (and Common) Law’ by Dr Anne Bottomley and a chapter by Professor Samuel himself entitled ‘On the Beach: What Can Beaches Reveal About Legal Reasoning and Categorisation?

Additional contributors include John Bell (University of Cambridge), Sir Ross Cranston (London School of Economics and Political Science), Maks Del Mar (Queen Mary), Pierre Legrand (Sorbonne), P.G. Monateri (Università di Torino), Horatia Muir Watt (Sciences Po), François Ost (Université Saint-Louis), Pascal Pichonnaz (Université de Fribourg) and Franz Werro (Université de Fribourg and Georgetown University Law Center).

Dr Simone Glanert is Reader in Law at Kent Law School where she teaches comparative law, French law and legal interpretation. She has repeatedly acted as visiting professor in Grenoble, Montreal, at the Sorbonne and at HBKU in Doha. Her research focuses on theoretical issues arising from the practice of comparison in the context of the globalization and Europeanization of laws. Having edited Comparative Law – Engaging Translation (Routledge, 2014) and Law’s Hermeneutics: Other Investigations (Routledge, 2017; with Fabien Girard), she has also acted as guest editor for a special 2014 issue (on law and translation) of The Translator, a leading translation-studies journal published by Routledge.

Geoffrey Samuel is Professor of Law at Kent. He holds doctoral degrees from the Universities of Cambridge, Maastricht and Nancy 2 (honoris causa). He has also held many visiting posts in France, Belgium and Switzerland. Professor Samuel continues to visit at Sciences Po Paris, at Aix-Marseille Université and at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He is the author of many books, chapters and articles on contract, tort, remedies, legal reasoning, comparative law theory and method and legal epistemology. Professor Samuel’s most recent books include An Introduction to Comparative Law Theory and Method (Hart, 2014) and A Short Introduction to Judging and to Legal Reasoning (Elgar, 2016). He is currently working on Rethinking Comparative Law (Elgar; with Simone Glanert).