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CURRENT LEGAL PROBLEMS LECTURE SERIES 2012-13
Professor Amanda Perry-Kessaris
SOAS, University of London
on Thursday 14 March 2013, from 6-7pm
UCL Law Faculty
Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens
London WC1H 0EG
Accredited with 1 CPD hour by the
Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board (Pending)
About this lecture:
‘Law and development’ is a field of inquiry and practice of ever-greater significance and ever-diminishing coherence, for which, I will argue, economic sociology offers a possible lifeboat. The substantive focus of the field is best defined, and that substance is best approached, using the analytical, empirical and normative components of economic sociology. However, plenty of law and development work has been, and will continue to be, done using other approaches. So an economic sociology of law and development will probably only become seaworthy once it is communicated in an open source visual form.'
About the speaker:
Amanda Perry-Kessaris is Professor of International Economic Law at SOAS, University of London. She is author of Global Business, Local Law: The Indian legal system as a communal resource in foreign investment relations (2008) and Legal Systems as a Determinant of FDI: Lessons from Sri Lanka (2001); and co-editor with D. Ashiagbor and P. Kotiswaran of Towards an Economic Sociology of Law (forthcoming 2013).
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