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Latest reports from the Young Legal Scholars

Young Scholars Section – European Embryo

When the initiative of the Young Scholars’ Session started, each national representative has been requested to prepare a report to expose the impact of the economic crisis on the recent evolution of the National Labour Law systems in the European Countries (by the different sides of employment contract law, trade union law and collective bargaining and the social security law). On this page you can find the reports which have been sent until now (12), that are the results of the effort of each national group of young scholars of the European embryo, which will be illustrated by the respective national representatives during the Session scheduled in Dublin next 17th of September.

Activities of the Young Legal Scholars Section Update

The Latin American Branch

After the very interesting session that took place during the American Regional Congress, the Latin American Branch of the Young Legal Scholars Section is currently working on the edition of the reports presented on that occasion by the various national delegations. The draft of the book will be submitted to a double-independent opinion, before being published by the Law Research Institute (IIJ) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico – UNAM.

The Branch has also launched a doctrinal development investigation around the theme of the “employment relationship” that will be discussed at the International and Comparative Seminar of Margarita Island. To this end, we have defined four main themes, namely: 1. “The role of private or voluntary initiative in the establishment and modification of working conditions”; 2. “The construction of the concept of the employment relationship”; 3. “The employment relationship and labour law” and 4. “Building up the notion of the employment relationship with the aim to preserve labour law”, whose respective coordination is assigned to lawyers of various nationalities.

We are pleased to note that the national associations of Argentina (also their subsidiary in the province of Cordoba), Chile, Costa Rica and Peru have formed their own sections of young legal scholars, in response to the call of ISLSSL.

All young American legal scholars who are interested in participating in these activities may contact Dr. Juan Pablo Mugnolo (jmugnolo@yahoo.com.ar).

The European Branch

During the next European Regional Congress of Dublin, there will be a Young Scholars Session, in parallel with the first experience of the American Regional Congress of Guayaquil. The session has been scheduled in the Congress’ program on Wednesday, 17th September, 12:15 (beginning of participants’ registration) – 2:30 p.m., in the Sutherland School of Law. The guideline document containing the call for participants, as drawn up from the European coordinator Prof. Stefano Bellomo and his working group, has been posted on the ISLSSL website and will be sent in the next weeks to each European National Member.

Concerning the activities of the National Members, it should be noted that the Spanish Association of Labour Law and Social Security has created its own Young Legal Scholar Section, already very active and which organizes its yearly meetings in September (for more information, please contact the section’s responsible: Mr Josè Maria Miranda Boto at (jmmiranda@gmail.com).

Also the South African Association, SASLAW has recently created its Young Scholar Section, whose head is Sarvani Morgan (smorgan@labournet.com).

Finally, the Austrian Society for Labour Law has appointed Ms Elisabeth Kohlbacher from the Business University of Vienna (Elisabeth.Kohlbacher@wu.ac.at) and Mr Elias Felten from Salzburg University (Elias.Felten@sbg.ac.at), as contact persons for Austria in order to establish the Young Scholar Section. The Austrian Society also announced that during its next national conference, to be held from 26 to 28 of March 2014 in Zell am See (Salzburg) there will be a meeting of young labour lawyers.

New Officers in Spain

New authorities of the Asociación Española de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social:

  • President: Jesús Cruz Villalón (Catedrático Universidad de Sevilla)
  • Vice-president of Social Security: Remedios Roqueta Buj (Catedrático Universidad de Valencia)
  • Vice-president of Labour Law: Magdalena Nogueira Guastavino (Catedrática Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Secretary General: Ricardo Esteban Legarreta (Profesor Titular Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona)
  • Gemma Sobrino González (Profesora contratada doctor Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

 National Congress of the Spanish Association

New President in Spain

Following the nomination of the former President of the Spanish Association of Labour Law and Social Security, Prof. Fernando Valdés Dal-Ré, to the Spanish Constitutional Court, the new President a.i. of the Spanish Association is: President a.i. Prof. Jesús Cruz VILLALÓN E-mail: jesuscruz@us.es