Pierre Larouche

Whenever society is confronted with a significant detrimental event or development – a perceived increase in crime, consumer fraud, an environmetal disaster – there is a tendency to simply throw law at the problem.

 

Biography

Pierre Larouche is Professor of Competition Law at Tilburg University and Co-Director of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), as well as Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges). Before starting his academic career in 1996 at the University of Maastricht, he clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada in 1991-1992 and practised law for three years in the EU law unit of Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot in Brussels. His teaching and research interests include competition law, telecommunications law, media law, basic community law and the common European law of torts. He received a number of research grants from Dutch and European funding organisations as well as from private sources. He has been a guest professor at McGill University (2002) and National University of Singapore (2004, 2006, 2008, 2011) and a Searle fellow at Chicago’s Northwestern University (2009-10). Professor Pierre Larouche is the author of more than fifty scientific papers published in reputable law journals.

 

Abstract

Law, Society and Normativity

Law faces two major challenges in the coming decades. On the one hand, the legal system should not become the sole repository of normativity in our societies. Legal subjects are increasingly requesting and expecting that normative issues be solved by law, thereby relieving legal subjects from having to reflect upon the courses of action open to them. This trend towards normative outsourcing should be rolled back. On the other hand, law and legal science must understand how to make the jump from the analytical findings of social sciences to normative statements about law. They are not yet equipped to deal with the normative consequences of the findings of other social sciences. Legal science must rise to the challenge by developing a model of law that is richer than what is commonly used in other social sciences (law as rules), and upon which findings from social sciences can be grafted.

 

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2014-04-18 Today
2010-08-01 August 2010
01
Think Pieces by experts
Renowned experts contributed their thoughts on what challenges legal systems face and the consequences for legal action in the short term.
2010-08-02
02
Young Talent Essay competition
Young scholars from around the world to submitted original essays on how they think the law will look in 20 to 30 years. Check the winners! read more
2010-09-03 September
03
Scenario Building workshop I
An interactive session to make the step from 'Think Pieces' to "Law Scenarios", guided by an experienced facilitator in the field of foresight and scenario planning. The purpose: develop the skeleton of the Law Scenarios to 2030. read more
2010-10-01 October
01
Think Pieces by experts
Renowned experts contributed their thoughts on what challenges legal systems face and the consequences for legal action in the short term. read more
2010-11-18 November
18
Scenario Building workshop II
A second, high-level, interactive session to refine the Law Scenarios to 2030. read more
2010-12-22 December
22
Preliminary programme & registration open!
Conference registration is open. Early-bird closes on 31 March 2011. Register now! read more
2011-01-07 January 2011
07
Conversation with Aegon
During a conversation with AEGON the law of the future and the challenges for the insurance sector in particular were discussed. read more
2011-01-14
14
Scenario Feedback session: Clingendael Institute
Scenario Feedback session was held with experts from the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael. read more
2011-01-25
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Scenario Feedback session: OECD
Scenario Feedback session was held with experts from the OECD was held, at which the draft Law Scenarios to 2030 were discussed. read more
2011-02-27 February
27
Scenario Feedback session in the United States
Scenario Feedback session has been held with Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations. read more
2011-02-28
28
Scenario Feedback session: Canadian Mission to the UN
Scenario Feedback Session took place at the Canadian Mission to the UN in New York. read more
2011-03-01 March
01
Scenario Feedback session: NYU School of Law
Scenario Feedback session was held at the New York University, School of Law. read more
2011-03-17
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Scenario Feedback session: Pels Rijcken
Scenario Feedback Session was held at law firm Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn in The Hague. read more
2011-03-31
31
Early-bird closes
Early-bird registration closed.
2011-04-11 April
11
Scenario Feedback session in Johannesburg
Scenario Feedback Session was held at the premises of the South African Human Rights Commission in Johannesburg. read more
2011-04-19
19
Scenario Feedback session: Ministry of Security and Justice
Scenario Feedback session was held with Ministry of Security and Justice Strategy Department and the students of the MARBLE project led by Jan M. Smits. read more
2011-04-22
22
Scenario Feedback session in Beijing
Scenario Feedback session with the University of Chicago Beijing Center, Sciences Po and La Trobe University. read more
2011-05-16 May
16
Scenario Feedback session: IPTS
Scenario Feedback session with Foresight Unit, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, European Commission's Joint Research Centre. read more
2011-05-18
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Scenario Feedback session: Pels Rijcken
Scenario Feedback session has been held with lawyers from several Dutch law firms at Pels Rijcken read more
2011-05-19
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Scenario Feedback session: Aegon
Scenario Feedback session was held with ten representatives from the international insurance company Aegon. read more
2011-05-25
25
Scenario Feedback session: Legal directors of Dutch Ministries
Scenario Feedback session has been held with the Legal directors of Dutch Ministries. read more
2011-06-23 June
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Law of the Future 2011
Conference days. Adoption and presentation of the Law Scenarios to 2030.
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