Mirow on Léon Duguit and the Social Function of Property in Argentina @fiulaw

M. C. Mirow, Florida International University College of Law, is publishing Léon Duguit and the Social Function of Property in Argentina in Léon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property: A Translation and Global Exploration (Paul Babie and Jessica Viven-Wilksch, eds., Cham: Springer, forthcoming). Here is the abstract. Despite its early introduction to Argentina in 1911, the doctrine of the social function of property was not quickly appropriated into the Argentine legal system. Only after a period of more than thirty-five years did this concept of property find expression…

Special Workshop at the “Dignity, Diversity, Democracy” Conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 7-13, 2019

Law & Humanities Blog: CFP: Special Workshop at the “Dignity, Diversity, Democracy” Conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 7-13, 2019 skip to main | skip to sidebar CFP: Special Workshop at the “Dignity, Diversity, Democracy” Conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 7-13, 2019 CFP for Special Workshop at the “Dignity, Diversity, Democracy” Conference (Annual Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy) Lucerne, Switzerland, July 7-13,…

Kirkby on The Uses of Primitive Law in Anglo-American Concepts of Modern Law, 1861-1961 @CoelKirkby

Coel Kirkby, University of Sydney Law School, is publishing Law Evolves: The Uses of Primitive Law in Anglo-American Concepts of Modern Law, 1861-1961 in the American Journal of Legal History (2018). Here is the abstract. This study traces how Anglo-American legal thinkers used primitive law to develop their concepts of modern law in the century from Austin to Hart. It first examines how Maine developed his historical jurisprudence as a form of social evolutionary analysis of law. Next, it traces the development of legal anthropology as a distinct discipline combining…

Law & Humanities Blog: Kirkby on Reconstituting Canada: The Enfranchisement and Disenfranchisement of “Indians”: c 1837-1900 @CoelKirkby

Coel Kirkby, University of Sydney Law School, is publishing Reconstituting Canada: The Enfranchisement and Disenfranchisement of ‘Indians’, c. 1837-1900 in volume 69 of the University of Toronto Law Journal (2019). Here is the abstract. The constitutional history of Canada and First Nations is often told as the promise fulfilled of Aboriginal rights and treaties. I will challenge this dominant story by recovering the story of the enfranchisement and disenfranchisement of ‘Indian’ subjects in the first three decades of Canadian confederation. Far from forgotten actors in a foretold play, ‘Indian’ voters…

Ted Baker’s ‘forced hugs policy’: Lessons for other employers | Employment Law Blog

The instance of Ted Baker offers some important lessons to other employers as they seek to update their approach in a post-#MeToo​ era. Richard Fox writes for HR Magazine.  One can only imagine what it was like for the HR department at Ted Baker last week, where the employee petition against a ‘forced hugs policy’ has focused much attention on the company’s culture. The matter is currently the subject of a ‘thorough and urgent independent external investigation’ according to a company press statement released on 3 December. However, what is…

Putting Limits on Newgenics in the 21st Century @alessuube

Alessandra Suuberg, indepdendant scholar, has published Buck v. Bell, American Eugenics, and the Bad Man Test: Putting Limits on Newgenics in the 21st Century. Here is the abstract. With its 1927 decision in Buck v. Bell, the Supreme Court embraced the American eugenics program, which was then at its peak. An association with fascism and a discredited pseudoscience was one reason why the Buck case would later became infamous. Another reason was that, rather than resolving a true conflict, the case was seen as contrived: designed strategically to validate a…

Auction House continues to break records with fifth record sales month in a row

Property auctioneer, Auction House, has reported a fifth consecutive month of record sales in 2018, selling more lots in every month since July than ever before in the eleven year history of the network. In November this year the group sold 156 lots from 219 offered – a success rate of 71% and raising a total of £14.7m. These figures take the cumulative total in 2018 to sales of 3,257 lots since the start of the year, raising over £400m (£400,721,903) in the process.…

How to stay on top of rent arrears

According to PayProp, rent arrears, which often feature in property repossession cases, can be kept under control with the effective use of communication and technology. By helping landlords cut their rent arrears, thereby limiting repossessions, letting agents may also help minimise void periods and improve housing stability in the private rental sector. Repossessions are taking longer Last year, the average time taken for a landlord to repossess a property when applying to the courts was 22 weeks (approximately five months), up from…