The History of Legal Aid in the Premodern and Modern World

CONFERENCE: ”The History of Legal Aid in the Premodern and Modern World”

18–19 March 2019, University of Turku, Finland

Faculty of Law, Calonia, room Cal2107, Caloniankuja 3, Turku

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Programme:

Monday 18 March 2019

14.00             Opening of the conference

14.15             Keynote lecture: Hiroki Kawamura (University of Frankfurt): Legal advice for workers and economically disadvantaged people in the early 20th century in Germany

15.30             Coffee

15.45-16.45   Session 1

-István Szászdi (University of Valladolid): The Protectores de Indios in Spanish America during the XVIth and XVIIth centuries

-William Pomeranz (Kennan Institute, Wilson Center): The Persistent Question of Legal Aid in the Professional Development of Russian Lawyers

19.00             Dinner

 

Tuesday 19 March 2019

9.45               Keynote lecture: Bruno Debaenst (University of Uppsala): From Pro Deo to Pro Pecunia. A Short History of Legal Aid in Belgium

11.00             Break

11.15-12.15   Session 2

-Anna Kuismin (University of Helsinki): Lay Scribes and Advocates in Finnish Newspapers from the 1840s to the 1920s

-Marianne Vasara-Aaltonen (University of Turku): The Beginning of Legal Aid in Finland in the Late Nineteenth Century

12.30             Lunch

13.45             Session 3

-Willem van Boom (University of Leiden): Insuring vs investing in litigation – a comparative legal history of litigation insurance and litigation investment

-Stephanie Ben-Ishai (York University): Bankruptcy for the “Poor” in Canada: Applying a Historical Legal Aid Lens

14.45             Coffee

15.15             Keynote lecture: Felice Batlan (Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology): Synthesizing Legal Aid: A Transnational Perspective

16.30-16.45   Closing of the conference

19.00             Dinner