SZ, BJ, SH : 3 Seminars and Gatherings in Aug 2010

Invitation to
Seminar of Cambridge Professor and Reunion Dinner

Co-organized by St John’s College Alumni Association and St John’s College, supported by HKU Development and Alumni Affairs Office, the first Seminar of Cambridge Professor and Reunion Dinner is to be held in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen this August.

Committed to forge a life-long connection platform, St John’s College Alumni Association established its first two China chapters in Beijing and Shenzhen in last two years, which aroused big echoes from our alumni. This year, we are glad to announce that another new chapter is to be formed in Shanghai, during the glamorous World Expo period, which is going to extend our network to another major China city.

As an important event of SJCAA in Chinese mainland, our Reunion Dinner receives much support from our alumni. Under the coordination of Dr. Chong, our College Master, we are honored to have Prof. Jens M. Scherpe of Cambridge to be our guest speaker this year, so as to continue the tradition of high table dinner and the emphasis on intellectual exchange in our college life.

Three seminars by Prof. Jens with Alumni reunion dinners follow will be held in three cities in China

Background of Prof. Jens M. Scherpe MJur (Oxon), Dr. iur. (Hamburg)University; Lecturer, Gonville and Caius College; Deputy Director of the LL.M. Course

Motion of Seminars: Matrimonial Property, Maintenance and Marital Agreements – European Perspectives (for more information about Prof. Jens and the seminar details, please visit www.sjcaa.org.hk)

SHENZHEN CHAPTER
Date: Saturday, 7th August 2010
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ﹣Seminar (Free)
6:30 p.m. ﹣Cocktail followed by Reunion Dinner (Fee: RMB100 per head,)
Venue: Shenzhen Golf Club Co.Ltd., 6003 Shen South Avenue, Futian District, Shenzhen
Dress code: Formal
Registration: Mr. Jay Wu Contact no. 86-13829951833 OR Mr. James Wong Contact no. 852-90792595

SHANGHAI CHAPTER
Date: Saturday 21st August 2010
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ﹣Seminar (Free)
6:30 p.m. ﹣Cocktail followed by Reunion Dinner (Fee)
Venue: Sofitel Shanghai Hyland – 505 Nanjing don Lu, 20 0001 Shanghai
Registration: Ms. Stephanie Lam Contact no. 852-64119989 OR Ms. Chan, Jean Oi Chun」

BEIJING CHAPTER
Date: Saturday 28th August 2010
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ﹣Seminar (Free)
6:30 p.m. ﹣Cocktail followed by Reunion Dinner (Fee: RMB100 per head,)
Venue: Beijing Jockey Club, Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Dress code: Formal
Registration: Mr. Philip Yu Contact No. + (86) (0) 139 1062 2417 OR
Ms. Temmy Chan Contact No._+(86) (0) 159 0129 1382

For application, please fill in the attached form and email to the corresponding persons in each location. For more information, please contact James Wong Man Tai (Chairman, Organising Committee, Prof. Jens Seminar in China) of email address .

SJCAA

Dr Jens M. Scherpe
Gonville and Caius College
MJur (Oxon), Dr. iur. (Hamburg)
University Lecturer; Gonville and Caius College; Deputy Director of the LL.M. Course
Interests
Comparative Law. Family Law. Law of Tort. Conflict of Laws.
Lecturing & Supervising
Tripos
Lectures and supervises Family Law.
Lectures Comparative Law.
LLM
Lectures Comparative Family Law and Policy and Comparative Law (LL.M. Seminar).
Publications
Books
Scherpe/Yassari (eds.), Die Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften – The Legal Status of Cohabitants (in German and English) (Ed) (Mohr Siebeck)
Publisher Mohr Siebeck
Published Aug 2005
ISBN ISBN 978-3-16-148705-7
Link http://www.mohr.de/de/rechtswissenschaft/fachgebiete/privatr…

J Basedow/JM Scherpe (eds.), Transsexualität, Staatsangehörigkeit und internationales Privatrecht ? Entwicklungen in Europa, Amerika und Australien (Transsexuality, Nationality and International Private Law), p. 166 (Ed) (Mohr Siebeck)
Publisher Mohr Siebeck
Published Oct 2004
ISBN ISBN 978-3-16-148499-5
Link http://www.mohr.de/de/rechtswissenschaft/fachgebiete/oeffent…

Außergerichtliche Streitbeilegung in Verbrauchersachen – Ein deutsch-dänischer Rechtsvergleich (Out-of-Court Settlement of Consumer Disputes), 336 p. (MohrSiebeck)
Publisher MohrSiebeck
Published Jun 2002
ISBN ISBN 978-3-16-147759-1
Link http://www.mohr.de/de/rechtswissenschaft/fachgebiete/privatr…

Book Chapters
「Die Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften in England und Wales」 in Inge Kroppenberg/Dieter Schwab/Dieter Henrich/Peter Gottwald/Andreas Spickhoff (eds.) Rechtsregeln für nichteheliches Zusammenleben, Beiträge zum europäischen Familienrecht, vol. 12 (Gieseking Verlag), pp. 309-327
Publisher Gieseking Verlag
Pages 309-327
Published Oct 2009
Link http://www.gieseking-verlag.de/neuerscheinungen/index.php?we…

Authors Inge Kroppenberg/Dieter Schwab/Dieter Henrich/Peter Gottwald/Andreas Spickhoff (eds.)

「Eigenverantwortung von Frauen und Männern nach einer Ehe in Schweden und England」 in Bundesministerium für Familien, Senioren Frauen und Jugend (ed.) Rollenleitbilder und 『realitäten in Europa: Rechtliche, ökonomische und kulturelle Dimensionen (Nomos Verlag), pp. 201-216

Publisher Nomos Verlag
Pages 201-216
Published Sep 2009
ISBN 978-3-8329-5043-9
Link http://www.bmfsfj.de/bmfsfj/generator/BMFSFJ/Service/Publika…

Authors Bundesministerium für Familien, Senioren Frauen und Jugend (ed.)

「Mediation in England – Rechtlicher Rahmen und praktische Erfahrungen, pp. 259-328 (with Birthe Vollers)」 in Birthe Vollers Hopt/Steffek (eds.), Mediation – Rechtstatsachen, Rechtsvergleich, Regelungen (2008)
Published Aug 2008
Link http://www.mohr.de/rechtswissenschaft/fachgebiete/privatrech…

Authors Birthe Vollers

「Dänemark (Translation and commentary on Danish Family Law), 175.Lfg. 2008 (132 pages)」 in Bergmann/Ferid/Henrich (ed.), Internationales Ehe- und Kindschaftsrecht mit Staatsangehörigkeitsrecht, Loseblattsammlung
Published Mar 2008

「The Legal Status of Cohabitants – Requirements for Legal Recognition. pp- 283-294」 in Boele-Woelki (ed.), Common Core and Better Law in European Family Law, European Family Law Series, vol. 10 (2005)
Published Oct 2005
Link http://www.intersentia.be/searchDetail.aspx?back=reeks&reeks…

「Rechtsvergleichende Gesamtwürdigung und Empfehlungen zur Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften (Comparative Analysis and Recommendations for the Regulation of Cohabitation), pp. 571-605」 in (Ed), Scherpe/Yassari (ed.), Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften – Legal Status of Cohabitants (2005)
Published Aug 2005
Link http://www.mohr.de/de/rechtswissenschaft/fachgebiete/privatr…

「Einführung: Nichteheliche Lebensgemeinschaften als Problem für den Gesetzgeber (Introduction: Cohabitation as a Challenge for the Legislature), pp. 1-11」 in Scherpe/Yassari (ed.), Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften – Legal Status of Cohabitants (2005)
Published Aug 2005
Link http://www.mohr.de/de/rechtswissenschaft/fachgebiete/privatr…

「Privatautonomie und Familienrecht in den nordischen Ländern (Private Autonomy and Family Law in the Nordic Countries)」 in Hofer/Schwab/Henrich (eds.), From Status to Contract? – Die Bedeutung des Vertrages im Familienrecht, Beiträge zum europäischen Familienrecht
Published Jul 2005
Link http://www.gieseking-verlag.de/schriftenreihen/schriftenreih…

「Der dänische Beschwerdeausschuss für Versicherungen (Ankenævn for Forsikring) (The Danish Insurance Complaints Board), pp. 179-198」 in Basedow/Meyer/Rückle/Schwintowski (eds.), Lebensversicherungen – Altersvorsorge, Private Krankenversicherung, Versicherung als Geschäftsbesorgung, Gentests, Der Ombudsmann im Privatversicherungsrecht (2004)
Published Apr 2004

「§ 57 Ombudsmannverfahren (Banking Ombudsmen), pp. 1437-1458」 in Derleder/Knops/Bamberger (eds.), Handbuch zum deutschen und europäischen Bankrecht (1. ed., 2004)
Published Apr 2004

「Gründe und Methoden europäischer Angleichung der Versicherungsrechte – Ein europäischer Binnenmarkt für Versicherungen (Reasons and Methods for European Harmonisation of Insurance Contract Law), pp. 29-43」 in Herrmann/Wambach (eds.), Reform des Versicherungsvertragsrechts – Erster Nürnberger Versicherungstag (2003)
Published Aug 2003

「Nordische Länder (Dänemark, Schweden, Finnland) (Insurance Contract Law in the Nordic Countries, pp. 907-1000」 in Basedow/Fock (eds.), Europäsches Versicherungsvertragsrecht (2002)
Published Dec 2002
Link http://www.mohr.de/rechtswissenschaft/fachgebiete/oeffentlic…

「Rechtsvergleichende Gesamtwürdigung und Empfehlungen (The Legal Status of Same-sex Couples: Comparative Analysis and Recommendations), pp. 391-423 (with Hein Kötz/Peter Dopffel)」 in Hein Kötz, Peter Dopffel Basedow/Hopt/Kötz/Dopffel (eds.), Die Rechtsstellung gleichgeschlechtlicher Lebensgemeinschaften (2000)
Published Dec 2000
Link http://www.mohr.de/rechtswissenschaft/fachgebiete/alle-buech…

Authors Hein Kötz, Peter Dopffel

「Gleichgeschlechtliche Lebensgemeinschaften im Recht der nordischen Länder (The Legal Status of Same-sex Couples in the Nordic Countries), pp. 7-49 (with Peter Dopffel)」 in Peter Dopffel Basedow/Hopt/Kötz/Dopffel (eds.), Die Rechtsstellung gleichgeschlechtlicher Lebensgemeinschaften (2000)
Published Dec 2000
Link http://www.mohr.de/rechtswissenschaft/fachgebiete/alle-buech…

Authors Peter Dopffel

「」Grupptalan」 – Die Bündelung gleichgerichteter Interessen im schwedischen Recht (Class Action in Sweden), pp. 429-451 (with Peter Dopffel)」 in Peter Dopffel Basedow/Hopt/Kötz/Baetge (eds.), Die Bündelung gleichgerichteter Interessen im Prozeß (1999)
Published Dec 1999
Link http://www.mohr.de/rechtswissenschaft/fachgebiete/privatrech…

Authors Peter Dopffel

Articles
「Nichteheliche Kinder, elterliche Sorge und die Europäische Menschenrechtskonvention (Children Born out of Wedlock, their Fathers, and the European Convention on Human Rights )」 73 (2009) Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (RabelsZ) 935-961
Published Oct 2009

「Eheverträge im Recht von England und Wales」 FamRZ 2009, 1536-1538
Published Sep 2009

「Vorschläge zur Regelung der Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher und gleichgeschlechtlicher Lebensgemeinschaften in Irland (with Brian Sloan)」 FamRZ 2008, 1697-1699
Published Sep 2008

「Nichteheliche Lebensgemeinschaften in England und Wales」 FamRZ 2008, 1690-1692
Published Sep 2008

「The Gametes of a European Family Law」 [2008] International Family Law 98-101
Published Jun 2008

「The Nordic Countries in the Vanguard of European Family Law」 Scandinavian Studies in Law Volume 50 – What is Scandinavian Law? – Social Private Law, 2007, pp. 265-287
Published Dec 2007

「Legal Recognition of Foreign Formalised Same-sex Relationships in the United Kingdom」 [2007] International Family Law 198-200
Published Nov 2007

「Das neue dänische Gesetz über elterliche Verantwortung」 FamRZ 2007, 1495
Published Sep 2007

「Neue Entwicklungen im englischen Familienrecht: Kindeswohl und Elternschaft sowie Anerkennung ausländischer gleichgeschlechtlicher Lebensgemeinschaften」 FamRZ 2007, 1496-1499
Published Sep 2007

「Matrimonial Causes for Concern? A Comparative Analysis of Miller v Miller; McFarlane v McFarlane」 (2007) 18 King’s Law Journal 348-360
Published Jul 2007

「A Comparative View of Pre-Nuptial Agreements」 [2007] International Family Law 18-23
Published Apr 2007

「Die Durchsetzung von Rückführungsansprüchen nach dem Haager Kindesentführungsübereinkommen durch deutsche Gerichte (Enforcement of the Hague Convention on Child Abduction in Germany) (with Anatol Dutta)」 FamRZ 2006, 901-912
Published Jul 2006
Co Authors Anatol Dutta

「Protection of Partners of Informal Long-term Relationships」 International Law FORUM du droit international (Journal of the International Law Association) 7: 207-213, 2005
Published Sep 2005

「Gleichgeschlechtliche Ehen im belgischen internationalen Privatrecht (Same-sex Marriage and International Private Law in Belgium) (with Walter Pintens)」 Das Standesamt ? Zeitschrift für Standesamtswesen, Familienrecht, Staatsangehörigkeitsrecht, Personenstandsrecht, internationales Privatrecht des In- und Auslands (StAZ) 2004, 290-292
Published Dec 2004
Co Authors Walter Pintens

「Ausnahmen vom Erfordernis eines strikten Kausalitätsnachweises im englischen Deliktsrecht (Exceptions from the Strict Requirement of Proof of Causation in English Law – Fairchild v. Glenhaven Funeral Services and others)」 Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht (ZEuP) 2004, 164-173
Published Oct 2004

「Nachehelicher Unterhalt im internationalen Privatrecht ? Überlegungen zur Reformbedürftigkeit des Art. 8 des Haager Unterhaltsübereinkommens von 1973 anhand eines Beispiels aus dem deutsch-schwedischen Rechtsverkehr (with Simon Schwarz)」 FamRZ 2004, 665-676
Published May 2004
Co Authors Simon Schwarz

「Gebühren bei außergerichtlicher Streitbeilegung ? Zur Anwendbarkeit von § 65 BRAGO auf private Einrichtungen (Solicitors』 Fees for Out-of-court Settlement of Consumer Disputes)」 Anwaltsblatt (Anwbl) 2004, 14-16
Published Apr 2004

「Gleichgeschlechtliche Ehen in Belgien (Same-sex Marriage in Belgium) (with Walter Pintens)」 Das Standesamt – Zeitschrift für Standesamtswesen, Familienrecht, Staatsangehörigkeitsrecht, Personenstandsrecht, internationales Privatrecht des In- und Auslands (StAZ) 2003, 312-323
Published Dec 2003
Co Authors Walter Pintens

「Zur Reform des Versicherungsvertragsrechts in Dänemark( Reform of Insurance Contract Law in Denmark)」 VersRAI 2003, 24-26
Published Aug 2003

「Der deutsche Versicherungsombudsmann (The German Insurance Ombudsman)」 Neue Zeitschrift für Versicherung und Recht (NVersZ) 2002, 97-102
Published Dec 2002

「Vorschläge für eine Rahmengesetzgebung für die außergerichtliche Streitbeilegung in Verbrauchersachen (Suggestions for a Legal Framework for the Out-of-court Settlement of Consumer Disputes)」 Verbraucher und Recht (VuR) 2002, 277-279
Published Nov 2002

「Zur Notwendigkeit einer Rahmengesetzgebung für die außergerichtliche Streitbeilegung in Deutschland (The Need for a Legal Framework for the Out-of-court Settlement of Consumer Disputes)」 Verbraucher und Recht (VuR) 2002, 231-234
Published Sep 2002

「Genomanalyse bei Kranken- und Lebensversicherungen in Schweden (Genetic Screening in Health and Life Insurance Contracts in Sweden)」 Zeitschrift für Versicherungsrecht, Haftungsrecht und Schadensrecht, Beilage Ausland (VersRAI) 2002, 8
Published Jun 2002

「Der Bankenombudsmann – Zu den Änderungen der Verfahrensordnung seit 1992 (The Banking Ombudsman)」 Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts – und Bankrecht – Wertpapier-Mitteilungen (WM) 2001, 2321-2325
Published Dec 2001

「Erfahrungen mit dem Rechtsinstitut der registrierten Lebenspartnerschaft in Dänemark (The Law and Practice on Registered Partnerships in Denmark)」 Familie Partnerschaft Recht (FPR) 2001, 439-441
Published Nov 2001

「Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Recht der Personenschäden in Dänemark (Recent Developments in Danish Personal Injury Law) (with Susanne Beck Nielsen)」 Zeitschrift für Versicherungsrecht, Haftungsrecht und Schadensrecht, Beilage Ausland (VersRAI) 2001, 57
Published Jun 2001

「Die Rechtsstellung gleichgeschlechtlicher Lebensgemeinschaften – Ein rechtsvergleichender Überblick (The Legal Status of Same-sex Couples – A Comparative Overview)」 Forschungsjournal Neue Soziale Bewegungen (FJ NSB) Heft 4/2000, 30-39
Published Sep 2000

「Zum Problem der Neutralität in der außergerichtlichen Streitbeilegung im Bankgewerbe – Ein Vergleich der deutschen und der dänischen Streitbeilegungsstellen (Out-of-court Settlement of Banking Disputes and Neutrality)」 RabelsZ 64 (2000) 614-632
Published Aug 2000

「Zehn Jahre registrierte Partnerschaft in Dänemark – Zur Novellierung des Gesetzes von 1989 (Ten Years of Registered Partnerships in Denmark)」 Deutsches und Europäisches FamilienRecht (DEuFamR) 2000, 32-37
Published May 2000

「Haustürgeschäfte in Dänemark (Implementation of Council Directive 85/577/EEC to protect the consumer in respect of contracts negotiated away from business premises in Denmark)」 Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht (ZEuP) 1997, 1078-1093
Published Sep 1997

Case Notes
「ECtHR 3.12.2009 (Zaunegger v Germany)」 Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht (FamRZ) 2010, 108
Published Jan 2010

「Family and private life, ambits and pieces – M v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2007] Child and Family Law Quarterly 390-403」
Published Oct 2007

「Equal but different?, Case note on Wilkinson v Kitzinger and others [2006] EWHC 2002 (Fam), [2007] Cambridge Law Journal 32-35」
Published Apr 2007

「Case note on BVerfG 18.7.2006 – Constitutionality of conflict of laws provisions in the German Gender Recognition Act, FamRZ 2007, 271」
Published Feb 2007

「A new Gist – Case note on Barker v Corus (UK) plc [2006] UKHL 20; [2006] Cambridge Law Journal 487-489」
Published Nov 2006

「Should there be degrees in prohibited degrees? Case note on ECtHR 13.9.2005 (B and L v United Kingdom), [2006] Cambridge Law Journal 32-35」
Published Mar 2006

「Case note on ECtHR (Grand Chamber) 12.7.2001 (K and T v Finland), Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht (FamRZ) 2002, 305」
Published Apr 2002

「Case note on ECtHR 27.4.2000 (K and T v Finland), Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht (FamRZ) 2000, 1353-1356」
Published Dec 2000

Presentations, Audio Recordings and Videos
Lecture Recordings
LL.M. Subject Forum 2009 : Comparative Family Law and Policy last updated on 8th Oct 2009

LIST OF LECTURES

DR JENS M. SCHERPE

COURSES LECTURED/EXAMINED

2004

ERNST-MORITZ-ARNDT-UNIVERSITY GREIFSWALD/GERMANY
Introduction to the Law of the Nordic Countries (with Prof Michael Bogdan)
LL.M (12 hours; examiner)

2005/6
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Assessor for the course Women & the Law

2006/7

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Family Law and Policy (with Dr Andrew Bainham and Prof Kevin Gray)
LL.M (12 hours; assessor)

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Family Law Seminar, English Legal Methods Summer School
Postgraduate (6 seminars)

2007/8

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (stint: 31 hours)
Comparative Family Law and Policy (with 3 colleagues);
LL.M (6 hours; convenor & examiner)
Comparative Law Seminar (with Dr Roderick Munday)
LL.M (16 hours; assessor)
Family Law (with 4 colleagues)
Undergraduate (2nd and 3rd year) (5 hours; assessor)
Comparative Law (with Prof John Bell)
Undergraduate (3rd year) (4 hours; assessor)

QUEEN MARY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Family Law (with Dr Shazia Choudry)
Undergraduate (2nd and 3rd year) (11 hours; examiner)

UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA (University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education/Faculty of Law/Centre for European Legal Studies, Introduction to English and EU law, course by Correspondence with Tutoring)
Introduction to Criminal Law (5 hour seminar, 12./13.1.2008)

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Family Law Seminar, English Legal Methods Summer School (shared with Jo Miles)
Postgraduate (6 seminars)

2008/9

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (stint: 38 hours)
Comparative Family Law and Policy (with 3 colleagues);
LL.M (6 hours)
Comparative Law Seminar (with Dr Roderick Munday)
LL.M (16 hours; assessor)
Family Law (with 4 colleagues)
Undergraduate (2nd and 3rd year) (12 hours; convenor & examiner)
Comparative Law (with Prof John Bell)
Undergraduate (3rd year) (4 hours)

UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND/NEW ZEALAND
Comparative Family Law
LL.M Intensive Course (32.5 hours; convenor & examiner)

COURSES SUPERVISED

1. Course: Criminal Law
Place: University of Cambridge
Date: Academic years 2005-2006 (43 students for 6 colleges for three terms plus 6 students for 1 college for 2 terms only), 2006-2007 (43 students for 5 colleges), 2007-2008 (17 students for 2 colleges); 2008/9 (13 students for 2 colleges)
Level: Undergraduate, 1st and 3rd year

2. Course: Family Law
Place: University of Cambridge
Date: Academic years 2005-2006 (20 students for 4 colleges), 2006-2007 (30 students for 5 colleges), 2007-2008 (29 students for 4 colleges); 2008-9 (35 students for 6 colleges)
Level: Undergraduate, 2nd and 3rd year

STUDENT DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED

Student: Brian Sloan (PhD student, supervised jointly with Prof. Kevin Gray)
Title of thesis 「Carers and the Law」
Stage: 2nd year. Achieved certificate of Postgraduate Study in Legal Studies in June 2008 with a dissertation entitled 「Proprietary Estoppel and the Unpaid Carer」.

Student: Michael Mikulik (LL.M. student, Comparative Law Seminar)
Title of thesis 「Division of property and Maintenance in case of divorce in Czech and English Law」
Result: II.i (135)

Student: Ludwig Hogrebe (LL.M. student, Comparative Law Seminar)
Title of thesis 「Perpetual contracts from a comparative law perspective」
Result: I (148), awarded the Clifford Chance C.J. Hamson Prize for Comparative Law

DIRECTORSHIP OF STUDIES

GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE, 1st year Law, 11 students – Academic year 2007-2008

CHRIST?S COLLEGE (external), 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Law, 22 students – Academic year 2009-2010

OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE WORK

As of 2008: Co-ordinator of the exchange scheme of the Law Faculty’s exchange scheme with the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg/Germany.

As of October 2008: Deputy Director of the Law Faculty’s LL.M. programme

As of October 2008: Co-ordinator of the Law Faculty’s ERASMUS-Socrates exchange scheme

GUEST LECTURES, CONFERENCE AND OTHER PRESENTATIONS

1. Topic: Prozessuale Effektivierung des Verbraucherrechts in Skandinavien (Civil Procedures in
Consumer Matters in Scandinavia)
Forum: Wissenschaftliches Konzil of the Max Planck Institute
Date: 22.2.1999
Place: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg/Germany

2. Topic: Die Rechtsstellung gleichgeschlechtlicher Lebensgemeinschaften in Europa (Legal Status of Same-Sex Couples in Europe)
Forum: Information meeting of Hamburg Parliament
Date: 12.11.1999
Place: Town hall, Hamburg/Germany

3. Topic: Die Rechtsstellung gleichgeschlechtlicher Lebensgemeinschaften (Legal Status of
Same-Sex Couples)
Forum: Hearing of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen-faction in the German Parliament
Date: 8.3.1999
Place: Deutscher Bundestag (German Parliament), Berlin/Germany

4. Topic: Rechtsstellung gleichgeschlechtlicher Lebensgemeinschaften in Europa 「Empfehlungen für Deutschland (Legal Status of Same-Sex Couples in Europe 「
Recommendations for Germany)
Forum: Wissenschaftliches Konzil of the Max Planck Institute
Date: 28.2.2000
Place: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg/Germany

5. Topic: Das neue deutsche Gesetz zur 「Eingetragenen Lebenspartnerschaft?」

Entstehungsgeschichte und rechtsvergleichende Betrachtung (The New German Law on 「Eingetragene Lebenspartnerschaft」 – Brief History and Comparative Notes)
Forum: Guest Lecture in the Course 「Comparative Family Law」 (convenor: Prof. Dr Walter Pintens)
Date: 25.4.2001
Place: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/Belgium

6. Topic: Der dänische Beschwerdeausschuss für Versicherungen (Ankenævn for Forsikring)
(The Danish Consumer Complaints Board for Insurances)
Forum: 12. Scientific Meeting of the Bund der Versicherten e.V.
Date: 12.4.2002
Place: Bad Bramstedt/Germany

7. Topic: Gründe und Methoden europäischer Angleichung der Versicherungsrechte -Eineuropäischer Binnenmarkt für Versicherungen (Reasons and Methods for a Harmonisation of Insurance Contract Law in Europe – A Common Market for Insurances)
Forum: First Insurance Congress Nuremberg (Erster Nürnberger Versicherungstag)
Date: 19.2.2003
Place: Nuremberg/Germany

8. Topic: Die Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften ? Grundstrukturen in Europa
(Cohabitants and Their Legal Status in Europe )
Forum: Expert-Hearing of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen-faction in the German Parliament
Date: 14.3.2003
Place: Deutscher Bundestag (German Parliament), Berlin/Germany

9. Topic: Die Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften (Legal Status of Cohabitants)
Forum: Wissenschaftliches Konzil of the Max Planck Institute
Date: 26.5.2003
Place: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg/Germany

10. Topic: Effective Implementation of Directives and General Contract Law – Description of a
Research Project
Forum: European Commission, Workshop European Contract Law
Date: 23.6.2003
Place: European Commission, Brussels/Belgium

11. Thema: Zur Notwendigkeit einer Rahmengesetzgebung für die außergerichtliche Streitbeilegung
in Deutschland (Need for Legal Framework for the Out-of-court Settlement of Consumer
Disputes)
Forum: Conference on Out-of-court Settlements in Cross-border Disputes – EEJ-Net, EUROINFO/Clearingstelle Deutschland
Datum: 5.12.2003
Ort: European Parliament, Strasbourg/France

12. Topic: Ausnahmen vom Erfordernis eines strikten Kausalitätsnachweises im englischen
Deliktsrecht ? Die Fairchild-Entscheidung des House of Lords (The Fairchild-decision – Conditio sine qua non in English tort law)
Forum: Club Mittelweg of the Max Planck Institute
Date: 30.4.2003
Place: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg/Germany

13. Topic: Eine Rahmengesetzgebung für die außergerichtliche Streitbeilegung in Verbrauchersachen- (A Legal Framework for the Out-of-court Settlement of Consumer Disputes)
Forum: Aktuelle Stunde of the Max Planck Institute
Date: 12.2.2004
Place: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg/Germany

14. Topic: Transsexualität und Staatsangehörigkeit (Transsexuality and Nationality)
Forum: Wissenschaftliches Konzil of the Max Planck Institute
Date: 10.5.2004
Place: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg/Germany

15. Topic: Nachehelicher Unterhalt und Internationales Privatrecht 「am Beispiel eines deutsch-schwedischen Falles (Maintenance and International Private Law」 A German-Swedish case)
Forum: Club Mittelweg of the Max Planck Institute
Date: 25.5.2004
Place: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg/Germany

16. Topic: Privatautonomie im Familienrecht der nordischen Länder (Contractual Freedom in the
Family Law of the Nordic Countries)
Forum: 7. Symposium für Europäisches Familienrecht (7th Symposium on European Family Law)
Date: 1.10.2004
Place: Regensburg University, Regensburg/Germany

17. Topic: The Legal Status of Cohabitants – Requirements for Legal Recognition
Forum: Second Commission on European Family Law conference: Principles of European Family Law. Divorce, Maintenance between Former Spouses and Parental Responsibilities
Date: 10.12.2004
Place: Utrecht University/The Netherlands

18. Topic: Cohabitation and the Law – Three Steps to Regulation
Forum: MCR/SCR Symposium
Date: 27.1.2005
Place: Somerville College, Oxford

19. Topic: Recent Developments of European Family Law: Gay Marriage and Cohabitation
Forum: Human Rights Discussion Group
Date: 2.2.2005
Place: Law Faculty, Oxford

20. Topic: Die Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften (The Legal Status of Cohabitants)
Forum: Academy of European Law, Conference on recent developments in European family and succession law
Date: 20.9.2005
Place: Academy of European Law, Trier/Germany

21. Topic: The Legal Status of Cohabitants – A Comparative Overview and Some Obervations
Forum: Centre for the Study of the Family, Law and Social Policy, 10th Annual Seminar, 2006
Date: 4.2.2006
Place: Staffordshire University Law School, Centre for the Study of the Family, Law and Social Policy

22. Topic: Cohabitation and law ? European perspectives
Forum: The Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference 2006
Date: 29.3.2006
Place: University of Stirling

23. Topic: Cohabitation, gay marriages, registered partnerships and law – European perspectives
Forum: Parsons Visitor Lunch Seminar, University of Sydney
Date: 17.8.2006
Place: University of Sydney, Sydney/Australia

24. Topic: Some comparative observations on pre-nuptial agreements
Forum: The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2006, Keele
Date: 7.9.2006
Place: Keele University

25. Topic: Cohabitation: Models of Reform in the European Context
Forum: The Law Reform Commission of Ireland, Annual Conference 2006 – Cohabitation: Models for Legal Reform
Date: 1.12.2006
Place: University College, Dublin/Ireland

26. Topic: Families in Europe 「European Family Law」
(http://www.cels.law.cam.ac.uk/events/Scherpe.pdf)
Forum: CELS/British Centre for English and European Legal Studies
Date: 10.3.2007
Place: Warsaw University, Warsaw/Poland

27. Topic: 「Drum prüfe, wer sich ewig bindet」 -Eheverträge im Rechtsvergleich (Pre-nuptial
Agreements in a Comparative Perspective)
Forum: Club Mittelweg of the Max Planck Institute
Date: 11.4.2007
Place: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg/Germany

28. Topic: The Nordic Countries in the Vanguard of European Family Law
Forum: What is Scandinavian Law – International Conference at the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law/Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law
Date: 20.4.2007
Place: Stockholm University, Stockholm/Sweden

29. Topic: Cohabitation, gay marriage, registered partnership and law
Forum: Fellow?s Talk to the MCR
Date: 6.6.2007
Place: Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

30. Topic: Beziehungen zwischen Erwachsenen – Beziehungen zwischen Erwachsenen und Kindern (Relationships between adults – Relationships between adults and children)
Forum: Familie 21 – Wie wir zusammen leben wollen, Familienpolitischer Kongress 2007 der Bündnis 90/Die Grünen-Bundestagsfraktion, Workshop 5: Neue Familien 「veraltetes Recht」
Date: 27.10.2007
Place: Deutscher Bundestag (German Parliament), Paul-Löbe-Haus, Berlin/Germany

31. Topic: Materielles Ehegüterrecht und Eheverträge in England und Wales
Forum: Symposium zum englischen Familienrecht, Herbsttagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Familienrecht im deutschen Anwaltsverein
Date: 22.11.2007
Place: MARITIM Hotel Cologne/Germany

32. Topic: European Seminar on the Protection and Promotion of Children’s Rights – Seminar
Conclusions (as General Rapporteur(Council of Europe Expert) (http://www.coe.int/t/e/legal_affairs/legal_co%2Doperation/family_law_and_children%27s_rights/conferences/CJ-FA%20SEM%20_2007_%205%20e%20-%20Scherpe-Conclusions.pdf)
Forum: European Seminar on the Protection and Promotion of Children’s Rights, Council of Europe/Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (http://www.coe.int/t/e/legal_affairs/legal_co-operation/family_law_and_children%27s_rights/conferences/speeches%20Ukraine.asp#TopOfPage)
Date: 7.12.2007
Place: Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Kiev/Ukraine

33. Topic: The Nordic Countries in the Vanguard of European Family Law
Forum: Centre for the Study of the Family, Law and Social Policy, 12th Annual Seminar, 2008
Date: 2.2.2008
Place: Staffordshire University Law School, Centre for the Study of the Family, Law and Social Policy

34. Topic: Die Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften in England und Wales (The Legal Status of Cohabitants in England and Wales)
Forum: 9. Symposium für Europäisches Familienrecht (9th Symposium on European Family Law)
Date: 10.10.2008
Place: Regensburg University, Regensburg/Germany

34. Topic: Eigenverantwortung von Frauen und Männern während und nach einer Ehe/Partnerschaft ? Recht und Realität (Personal responsibility of women and men during and after marriage/partnership ? law and reality) (panelist)
Forum: Interdisciplinary workshop on gender role models in Europe: Legal, economic and cultural dimensions, organised by Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law in Munich in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (Department for Gender Equality)
Date: 10.10.2008
Place: Villa Vigoni, Menaggio/Italy

35. Topic: Changing one’s legal gender
Forum: Multi-disciplinary Gender Research Seminar
Date: 22.1.2009
Place: University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

36. Topic: Parentage and Filiation in Germany and England
Forum: Seminar on Parentage
Date: 24.4.2009
Place: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona/Spain

37. Topic: Ehe und Familie ? Eine europäische Betrachtung (Marriage and Family 」 A European Perspective) 」 6 hours of lectures: A comparative view on matrimonial property (3 hours); A comparative view on marital agreements (1.5 hours); A comparative view on parental responsibilities (1.5 hours).
Forum: AG Familienrecht in Deutschen Anwaltverein
Date: 1.6.2009
Place: Isthmos, Greece

38. Topic: Cohabitation, gay marriage, registered partnership and law –
European Perspectives
Forum: Guest Lecture on LLM and Honours Course 「Family and Social Policy」 (LAWS 546/446)
(convenor: Prof. Bill Atkin)
Date: 30.7.2009
Place: Victoria University of Wellington/New Zealand

39. Topic: Cohabitation, gay marriage, registered partnership and law –
European Perspectives
Forum: Staff Seminar
Date: 1.8.2009
Place: Victoria University of Wellington/New Zealand

40. Topic: Cohabitation, gay marriage, registered partnership and law –
European Perspectives
Forum: Staff Seminar
Date: 24.8.2009
Place: University of Auckland/New Zealand

41. Topic: Marital agreements in a comparative perspective
Forum: Guest lecture on Honours Course 「Advanced Family Property」 (LAWS433) (convenor: Prof. Nicola Peart)
Date: 27.8.2009
Place: University of Otago/New Zealand

42. Topic: Cohabitation, gay marriage, registered partnership and law –
European Perspectives
Forum: Staff Seminar
Date: 27.8.2009
Place: University of Otago/New Zealand

43. Topic: Cohabitation and Law – European Perspectives
Forum: Staff Seminar
Date: 16.9.2009
Place: National University of Singapore

44. Topic: Ehegüterrecht und Eheverträge im europäischen Vergleich (Matrimonial Property and
Marital Agreements in European Comparative Perspective
Forum: 2. Europäisches Anwaltsforum
Date: 25.9.2009
Place: Cologne Court of Appeal/Germany

45. Topic: Genetic, legal and social parenthood
Forum: Academy of European Law, Annual Conference on European Family Law
Date: 29.9.2009
Place: Academy of European Law, Trier/Germany

CONFERENCES ORGANISED

1.
Conference title: Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften – The Legal Status of Cohabitants
Date and Place: 2./3. April 2004, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg/Germany
Audience: national and international; academics, practitioners, judges (including judges of the German Supreme Court and the ECJ), civil servants of the relevant ministries, students
Financed by: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the German Ministry of Justice
Publication: Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften ? The Legal Status of Cohabitants (edited with Nadjma Yassari), 605 pages, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2005
(http://www.mohr.de/en/law/subject-areas/all-books/buch/die-rechtsstellung-nichtehelicher-lebensgemeinschaften-the-legal-status-of-coh.html)
Conference reports: Dutta/Schwarz, Conference on the Legal Status of Cohabitants, Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (RabelsZ) 69 (2005) 150-155
Schwarz, Internationale Konferenz zur Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften in Hamburg, Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW) 27/2004, XX ? XXI
Lindenberg, 「Rechtsstellung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften」, Internationale Konferenz am 2./3. April 2004 in Hamburg, Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht (ZEuP) 2005, 682-685

2.
Conference title: Marital agreements and private autonomy in a comparative perspective
http://www.cels.law.cam.ac.uk/marital_agreements/
Date and Place: 26-27 June 2009, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Audience: Academics, Practitioners, Students
Financed by: Conference fee & sponsorships
Publication: Hart Publishing, planned for 2010
Conference report: Hodson, Marital Agreements and Private Autonomy in a Comparative Perspective [2009] International Family Law 196-197
Fraser, Marital Agreements and Private Autonomy in a Comparative Perspective, Resolution Review, Issue 141, August 2009, 30-32

3.
Conference title: The Future of Matrimonial Property Law in Europe (organising together with Jo Miles held under the aegis of the Commission for European Family Law (CEFL), based at the University of Utrecht, and the Centre for European Legal Studies, University of Cambridge
Date and Place: 8-10 April 2010, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Audience: national and international; academics, practitioners, judges, civil servants of the relevant ministries, students
Financed by: TBA
Publication: CEFL series, I