Comparative Procedural Law and Justice

9TH CPLJ Webinar

Friday, 01 April 2022, 3:00 - 5:00 pm (CET)

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Comparative Procedural Law and Justice (CPLJ) is a global project of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law with the support of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (O19/13946847), where more than one hundred scholars from all over the world are involved.

CPLJ is envisaged as a comprehensive study of comparative civil procedural law and civil dispute resolution schemes in the contemporary world. It aims at understanding procedural rules in their cultural context, as well as at highlighting workable approaches to the resolution of civil disputes. The project focuses on current developments in the field of comparative civil procedure from a global perspective. These include the influence of information technologies and artificial intelligence; the expansion of alternative dispute resolution; the most recent trends on access to justice and litigation funding; the challenges of collective litigation; and the growing needs for transparency and independence of the justice systems. The cultural dimensions and the methodology of comparative civil procedural law receive specific attention.

CPLJ will ultimately result in the publication of a Compendium on Comparative Civil Justice, accessible both online and in print (as a multi-volume publication). The Compendium is expected to illustrate the consolidation of comparative civil procedural law as a self-standing research area and to become one of the main sources of reference for future studies.

This webinar is an open event organized in the context of the CPLJ project.



Comparing Comparisons: A Survey of Approaches to Comparative Law

Russell Miller
- Senior Research Fellow and Head of Max Planck Law, J.B. Stombock Professor of Law (W&L University – Virginia)

Prof. Miller (JD, 1994, Duke University) is a respected researcher, professor and scholarly entrepreneur. His academic work focuses on public law as well as comparative law theory and method.      After earning an LL.M from the University of Frankfurt in 2002, he took up a Professorship at the University of Idaho (2002–2008) and then at Washington and Lee University (2008–present).      Prior to becoming a Professor, he served as a judicial law clerk in a District Court in Washington and as appellate and post-conviction counsel for indigent, death-sentenced inmates in the state and federal courts of Arizona and Tennessee. He is admitted to the Arizona State Bar. Prof. Miller is regarded as a leading foreign scholar of German constitutional law and German legal culture. He has been a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, with experience at the Bundesverfassungsgericht and the European Court of Human Rights. He has worked for several years at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and Public International Law (Heidelberg). In 2020, he was appointed Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Max Planck Law Network.