Program

Friday, November 18th

9:30 – Opening Speech (Organizers)

Panel 1: Philosophical Aspects of Legal Interpretation

9:40-10:10 – Maurizio Manzin: Are there ‘Non-Euclidean Geometries’ for Legal Reasoning? Epistemological and Legal Pluralism Facing the Crisis of Normativistic Jurisprudence
10:10-10:40 – Maija Aalto-Heinila: The Role of Theory in Legal Theory: Weinrib’s Formalism and Wittgenstein
10:40-11:10 – Bruce Anderson: Simple Interpretation, Insights and Texts

Coffee Break

11:30-12:00 – Luka Burazin: Rule of Recognition and Methods of Interpretation
12:00-12:30 – Rok Svetlič: Ronald Dworkin's Hermeneutic and Ontology of Presence

Lunch Break

Panel 2: Modern Legal Interpretation Contextualized

14:00-14:30 – Seppo Sajama: Formalism in Contractual Interpretation: The Parol Evidence Rule
14:30-15:00 – Shiv Shiv Swaminathan: Mos Geometricus and the Common Law Mind: The Case of Contract Theory
15:00-15:30 – Nico Horn: The Battle Between Positivism and Transformative Constitutionalism in the Namibian Superior Courts After Independence

Coffee Break

16:00-16:30 – Mihajlo Vučić: Interpretation in Modern International Law
16:30-17:30 – Ivana Tucak: Hohfeld's Analytical Scheme and Constitutional Welfare Rights
17:30-18:00 – Marko Novaković: Formalism, Realism and International Law

19:30 Conference Dinner


Saturday, November 19th

Panel 3: General Perspectives on Legal Interpretation

9:00-9:30 – Ivan Padjen: Reinventing Systematic Interpretation: Criteria and Uses of the Tripartition into Public, Private and Social Law
9:30-10:00 – Hanna Maria Kreuzbauer: Legal Inference to the Best Explanation as an Alternative to Legalism 
10:00-10:30 – Federico Puppo: Legal Interpretation as Legal Argumentation. A Possible Place for Truth in Law(?)

Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 – Andraž Teršek: Legalistic Statutorism – (Final) Death of the Rule of Law
11:30-12:00 – Marianna Ginocchietti, Alessio Sardo: Collective Intentionality and Legislature: A Critical Analysis
12:00-12:30 – Niko Soininen: Betwixt Certainty and Adaptivity – On the Impossibility of Formalism and Instrumentalism

Lunch Break

Panel 4: Courts between Formalism and Functionalism

14:00-14:30 – Asif Hameed: Judicial Interpretation and Normative Conflicts
14:30-15:30 – Zdenek Kühn: Legalism in Transition? Changing Patterns of Central European Judicial Styles
15:30-16:00 – Marcin Matczak: Why Judicial Formalism is Incompatible with the Rule of Law

Coffee Break

16:20-16:50 – Ievgen Zvieriew: Legalism in Ukrainian courts.  The Case of ECHR Decisions
16:50-17:20 – Maarten Stremler: Formalism and Constitutional Values: The Case of the European Union



17:20 – Concluding Remarks (Organizers)