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Food Law: Innovation and Regulation - New Trends and Opportunities

Francesco Planchenstainer contributed as Scientific Secretary of the initiative to the organization of the II edition of the Executive Course Innovation and Regulation: New Trends and Opportunites, to be held at the Cattolica University of Piacenza on May 26th-30th, 2013. Congratulations Francesco!

 

Further information and scientific program available here.

Trento LawTech Seminars 2013

Program (in progress) of the TRENTO LAWTECH SEMINARS 2013 organized within the Doctoral School in European and Comparative Legal Studies of the University of Trento (see the past editions).

 

Scientific coordinators: Giovanni Pascuzzi, Roberto Caso and Umberto Izzo

 

March 18, 2013 – Professor Room 15-17

 

Gideon Parchomovsky (Bar Ilan University Tel Aviv – University of Pennsylvania) on “Property Law Lost in Translation

 

March 19, 2013 – Professor Room 15-17

 

Matteo Macilotti (University of Trento) on “Diritti di proprietà e diritti della personalità” [Property rights and personality rights]

 

April 12, 2013 – Professor Room 9-11

 

Leonardo Lenti (University of Torino) on "L'evoluzione del diritto di famiglia italiano nella prospettiva europea" [The Evolution of Italian Family Law in European Perspective].

 

April 18, 2013 – Professor Room 15-17

 

Roberto Pardolesi (Luiss Guido Carli University – Rome) on "Abuso del diritto: posologia ed effetti collaterali" [Abuse of Right: Posology and Collateral Effects].

 

May 20-24, 2013 - Professor Room 11-13

 

Mario Barcellona (University of Catania) on “Cinque conversazioni sul metodo giuridico” [Five Conversations on the Legal Method]

The Creativity of the Jurist: Giovanni Pascuzzi's latest book

Giovanni Pascuzzi's latest book, "La creatività del giurista" [The Jurist's Creativity], has been published few weeks ago by Zanichelli of Bologna. See the table of contents (in Italian)

 

Here a translation from the back cover:

 

Why a Nobel prize was never assigned to a jurist? We expect new discoveries, inventions, new ideas that can improve the well being of the mankind from scholars in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, economics. In the field of law, instead, innovation is always seen with a certain degree of suspicion. Nobody expects that a jurist could show a high or low degree of creativity. In the words of Piero Calamandrei: “jurists can’t afford the luxury of fantasy”.

But at a closer look, changes are a common features of the law of the western legal tradition. History abounds of examples of legal innovations driven by legislators, courts, lawyers, and scholars. Behind these innovations the learned hand of the jurist is at work.

This book is not about the legal techniques employed to change the law (for instance, legislative reforms). It looks, instead, to the cognitive techniques of innovation that jurists employ. Pointing out to selected examples of the most significant legal changes that took place in the last decades in different fields of the law, this book tries to single out and describe the cognitive techniques employed when the jurist is called to give an answer to old and new problems.

We use creativity skills in the legal field, or strategies to encourage the inception of new ideas that should be taught and learned; they make clear that a jurist can never stop to question the consequences of the legal solution proposed.

When to the creativity of the jurist will be acknowledged the fundamental role that it already plays in practice, the idea of assigning a Nobel in the field of law will eventually follow naturally.

The Trento Lawtech Research Series: Food Surplus as an Opportunity and Its Legal Incentives

The Trento Law and Technology Research Group - Research Papers Series is freely available online (download here)

 LATEST PAPER PUBLISHED: Research PAPER N.13

"THEY COLLECTED WHAT WAS LEFT OF THE SCRAPS": Food Surplus as an Opportunity and Its Legal Incentives

Francesco Planchenstainer (2013)  Trento: Università degli Studi di Trento. - (Trento Law and Technology Research Group Research Papers; 13)

Student Paper Series: The Intellectual Property and Open Source Approaches to Biological Material

The Trento Law and Technology Research Group - Student Paper Series is available online (free download here)

 

LATEST PAPER PUBLISHED:

Carvalho, Alexandra (2013) The Intellectual Property and Open Source Approaches to Biological Material. Trento Law and Technology Research Group. Student Paper Series; 13. This dissertation won the first prize of IX Edition - Year 2012 - of the Competition entitled "The instruments used to protect IP and their role in the society" organised by the Camera di commercio of Tourin.

Student Paper Series: For an Archeology of Italian Food Law

The Trento Law and Technology Research Group - Student Paper Series is available online (free download here)

LATEST PAPER PUBLISHED:

Trestini, Silvia (2012) Per un’archeologia del diritto alimentare: 54 anni di repertori giurisprudenziali sulla sicurezza e qualità del cibo (1876-1930) = For an Archeology of Food Law: 54 Years of Case Law Collections Concerning the Safety and Quality of Food (1876-1930). The Trento Law and Technology Research Group. Student Papers Series, 12.

 

LAW AND TECHNOLOGY: LAST INSIGHTS ON FOOD LAW

Trento LawTech announces the publication of two short articles on two distinct (but yet interrelated) issues concerning the relationship between Food and Technology (both in Italian):

1) the coverage of the conference held last October by Marino Niola on the mutal interaction of Anthropology and Law on Food, by Umberto Izzo and Matteo Ferrari;

2) a short comment (page 40 of the Journal Ecoscienza readable online) on the September 2012 judgment of the European Court of Justice (September 6, 2012 -  C-36/11) on the never ending GMO saga, by Umberto Izzo, Francesco Planchensteiner and Enrico Togni.

The Trento Lawtech Research Series: TAKING THE “CONTRACT ON THE SNOW” SERIOUSLY: Two Model Contracts

The Trento Law and Technology Research Group - Research Papers Series is freely available online (download here)

LATEST PAPER PUBLISHED: Research PAPER N.12

IL 'CONTRATTO SULLA NEVE' PRESO SUL SERIO: due modelli di contratto (per la fruizione delle aree sciabili e per l'insegnamento sciistico) = TAKING THE “CONTRACT ON THE SNOW” SERIOUSLY: Two Model Contracts (For Accessing and Using the Ski Area, and For the Teaching of Skiing)

Umberto Izzo (2012)  Trento: Università degli Studi di Trento. - (Trento Law and Technology Research Group Research Papers; 12)

Conference: Diritto e multidimensionalità del corpo umano

DECEMBER 11, 2012. Conference organized by Matteo Macilotti entitled "Diritto e multidimensionalità del corpo umano" [Dimensions of the Human Body and the Law],  Sala Conferenze, Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Università di Trento.

Conference speakers will be: Stefano Rossi, Simone Penasa, Elisa Stefanini, Marta Tomasi, Paolo Sommaggio, Matteo Macilotti, Cinzia Piciocchi, Davide Paris, Luigi Gaudino, Enrico Bonadio. Download brochure.

ALEXANDRA CARVALHO WINS THE FIRST PRIZE FOR THE BEST MASTER'S THESIS IN IP

Congratulations to Alexandra!

Her thesis "The Intellectual Property and Open Source approaches to biological material", supervised by Roberto Caso, won the prestigious national award sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Turin.

The theme of the IX edition of the contest was "IPRs and their role in contemporary society".

See also http://www.to.camcom.it/Page/t08/view_html?idp=14338