Centre for Private International Law
Founded on long-standing tradition of excellence in teaching and researching private international law, the Centre for Private International Law of the University of Aberdeen’s Law School was established in 2012. It seeks to promote the development of private international law and to provide platforms for the discussion of current issues on the subject. The Centre advances this mission through high-quality research and publications, teaching across all levels of instruction, and through a busy calendar of events.
The Centre prides itself on a well-established level of involvement in private international law reform. Its past and present members have helped to shape several international legislative initiatives, as well as judicial innovations across the range of EU private international law competence.
The Centre is a research-intensive grouping of private international law specialists drawn from a range of international jurisdictions. Its work contributes to the development of the traditional core of private international law, to the attempts to Europeanise or Globalise aspects of the subject and also to specific contemporary challenges ranging from international surrogacy arrangements to the potential for blockchain technology to contribute to the context of cross-border dispute resolution.
The Centre has an extensive network of Associate Members, and welcomes visiting scholars to exchange ideas on research and teaching and extend further opportunities for collaboration. The Centre also invites guest speakers, whether prominent practitioners or academics, to its events and also to the Law School seminar series.
The objectives of the Centre are:
- To advance the study of private international law through top quality research and publication
- To carry out major research projects in the field of private international law, building on the Centre’s tradition of excellence in private international law reform
- To provide a platform for discussion of current issues in private international law through conferences, workshops and research seminars
- To provide high quality teaching in the field of private international law at all levels.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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