San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Professor Peer Zumbansen
Professor of Transnational Law and inaugural Director of the Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute at King’s College London
The relationship of Globalization and the Law has often been described as one of globalization’s hegemonizing and overwhelming impact on law. Not only are the nation state and its governing institutions believed to have become defenseless against the forces of economic globalization, but law, too, is regularly portrayed as globalization’s spoils. In my lecture, I will defend a more critical concept of law’s globalization, based on a closer analysis of the parallels between ‘global’ and ‘domestic/local’ governance. Based on a study of the emerging actors, norms and processes in globalization and law 2.0, we might be able to develop a more comprehensive understanding of what is lost… and what we might still be able to save.
Peer Zumbansen is Professor of Transnational Law and inaugural Director of the Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute at King’s College London, The Dickson Poon School of Law, and the Convener of the Transnational Law LL.M. Pathway. Educated in Frankfurt, Paris and Harvard, he was Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto from 2004 until 2014. At Osgoode he founded and directed the Critical Research Laboratory in Law & Society, and served as Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Studies and International Relations. His research focuses on corporate governance, private law theory, comparative and transnational law, European private law and legal education. A recipient of a two teaching awards in Canada and the 2015-2016 Excellence in Teaching Innovation award at King’s College, he has held visiting professorships at Osgoode Hall, Idaho, Bremen, Bilbao, Oñati, Lucerne, St. Gallen, UCD Dublin, Javeriana (Bogotá), Melbourne, Hamburg, Sherbrooke, Lisbon and Yale Law School. In the summer of 2013, he was the inaugural Chair in Global Law at Tilburg Law School and, in autumn of 2013, Senior Research Scholar at Michigan Law School. In January 2016, he was a Visiting Professor at Université Paris IX Dauphine, Paris, and in March 2017 he will teach at FGV São Paulo in Brazil.
The lecture forms part of the research and public engagement work taking place at CTLS this year.
A reception with wine and soft drinks follows the lecture.
The lecture will take place in The Bingham Room at The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, 10-11 South Square, WC1R 5HP.
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Center for Transnational Legal Studies
Founded in 2008, the Center for Transnational Legal Studies is a global partnership of leading law faculties with a shared commitment to addressing pressing transnational issues and problems of international law and governance.