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T44a Compared judicial cultures

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- Preparatory documents for the workshops - meeting in Paris in July 2009

- China-Europa Forum catalogue

Workshop presentation

This workshop would compare the European and Chinese judicial cultures in an original way: by making profit of the progress of image (reproduction of ancient documents, diverse representations, documentaries and films), the workshop considers as its objective to understand, present and explicate the jurists’ cultural references in these two different cultural worlds. Such an approach is an indispensable complementary to the classic training of jurists (exclusively on the basis of texts study) for the purpose of not only better knowing but also better recognizing the foreign partners with whom they will be more and more often asked to work.

About us

The Prime mover in Europe is Antoine Garapon, General Director of the Institut des Hautes Études sur la Justice


  • Jérôme Bourgon, Ph.D. degree from the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences socials, senior researcher for the Centre national de la recherche scientifique
  • Robert Jacob, Professor of History of Law at the University of Liege (and Brussels), chief researcher at the CNRS in Paris and chief executive of “Droit et Culture” magazine.
  • Thomas Scheffer, Sociology Ph.D. on Sociology, fellow at the Centre for Interdisziplinary Studies (ZiF), Bielefeld University.
  • Daniel Schimmel, lawyer, Kelley Drye Law Firm(USA)
  • Cindy Skach, Professor of Comparative Government and Law at the University of Oxford, and Official Fellow and Tutor of Brasenose College.
  • Barbara Villez, Professor, Université de Paris 8 (Vincennes - Saint-Denis)


LI Bin (李滨), Associat professor of Harbin Institute of Technology, School of Law
Research fellow of the Institut des Hautes Études sur la Justice

Workshop’s news

European participants will attend the seminar "Comparative Legal Cultures" held in China from 18 to 20 July 2009.