Munster 2013

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Documents for Annual General Meeting 2013:

1- President's Annual Report

2- Changes to Articles of Incorporation

3- Financial Report 2012

4- Financial Report - Budget 2013

The unity of research and teaching

General Assembly and Conference - Universität Münster - 14th – 16th March 2013

THURSDAY March 14, 2013

17.30 – Registration at the MÖVENPICK Hotel Münster

 (Kardinal-von-Galen-Ring 65, 48149 Münster)

18.30 – Reception at the Historisches Rathaus

Welcome addresses

- Markus Lewe, Mayor of the city of Münster

20.30 – City tour with the night watchman (optional)


FRIDAY March 15, 2013

8.30 – Registration at the conference venue

9.15 – Opening: Prof. Dr. Reiner Schulze, President of the European Law Faculties Association

Welcome Addresses

- Thomas Kutchaty, Minister of Justice of the State North Rhine-Westphalia

- Prof. Dr. Jörg Becker, Professor h.c. (NRU - HSE, Moskau), Vice-Rector of the Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster

- Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stein, Vice-Dean of the Law Faculty of Münster

10.00 – First Plenary Session (Chair: Prof. Dr. Reiner Schulze)


- Prof. Dr. Martin Selmayr, Head of Cabinet of the Vice-president of the European Commission

European civil law - the challenges ahead. A view from the European Commission

10.45 – General topic: The unity of research and teaching

- Prof. Dr. Mümtaz Soysal, former minister of foreign affairs of Turkey:

The necessity of public opinion survey for making and teaching law while monitoring its implementation

11.15 – Coffee break

11.30 – Second Plenary Session (Chair: Prof. Dr. Anne Klebes-Pélessier)

- Prof. Dr. Jo Shaw, Professor at the University of Edinburgh, Dean of Research and Deputy Head, College of Humanities and Social Sciences:

Legal Research in Law Schools: the context of a large and diverse College of Humanities and Social Science

- Prof. Dr. Janez Kranjc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Quality of Teaching as the Result of Research Activity. Quality Standards for Legal Education

- Discussion

12.30 – Lunch

14.30 – Third Plenary Session (Chair: Prof. Dr. Laurence Gormley)

Welcome address

- Prof. Dr. Patrick Sensburg, Member of the German Parliament and Chairman of the Sub-Committee for European Legal Affairs of the German Parliament

Welcome statements of other associations

- Sir Francis Jacobs, European Law Institute

- Prof. Dr. Leo Martinez, President of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)

- Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Greg Bowmann, Former President of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS)

- Prof. Dr. Friedrich Graf von Westphalen, Head of the German delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe

15.00 – Discussion of the resolution drafted by the ELFA Board

16.00 – Coffee Break


Parallel Sessions

16.30 Panel 1 – Private Law: Reforming the Law of Obligations in Europe

- Prof. Dr. Encarna Roca, Judge of the Spanish Constitutional Court, Professor at the University of Barcelona

Private Law: Reforming the Law of Obligations in Europe

- Presentation of the Papers

- Discussion

16.30 Panel 2 – Public Law: Financial crisis in Europe

- Prof. Dr. Laurent Weill, Professor at the University of Strasbourg

The Financial Crisis and the Debt Crisis in Europe: A Brief Overview

- Presentation of the Papers

- Prof. Bianca Gutan, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

Financial Crisis v. Human Dignity: A Human Rights Approach of an Economic Issue

- Discussion

16.30 Panel 3 – Legal Clinics: Legal Clinics – Exchange of experiences

- Prof. Dr. Jaume Saura, Professor at the University of Barcelona

Legal Clinic “right to Law”

- Presentation of the Papers

- Prof. Izabela Krasnicka, University of Bialystok

Legal Clinics in Poland

- Discussion

18.00 – End of session

19.30 – Conference official dinner at Schloss WiIkinghege


SATURDAY March 16, 2013

09.30 – Fourth Plenary Session – Panel: American and European perspectives on the unity of research and teaching (Chair: Prof. Dr. Halûk Kabaalioğlu)

- Inter alia with:

Prof. Dr. Leo Martinez, Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of Law, President of AALS

Prof. Dr. Fabian Amtenbrink, Professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam

Prof. Dr. Ewoud Hondius, Professor at the University of Utrecht

10.45 – Report from the panels held on Friday

11.15 – Coffee break

11.15 – ELFA General Assembly

Inter alia:

- Adoption of the Resolution

- Presentation and approval of the annual financial report 2012

- Presentation of the budget 2013

- Presentation of the presidential annual report

- General debate on the work of the outgoing Board

- Change to the statues

- Election of new Board members

- Election of a new President and a new Vice-President

- Contact with other organizations

- Future plans

- Determination of the next Annual Assembly

- Miscellaneous

13.15 – Closure of the 2013 General Assembly

13.30 – Lunch Buffet

14.30 – Optional Guided Tour


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AALS Representative 

Prof. Ewoud Hondius