Young Legal Scholars Section

Young Legal Scholars Section

European Regional Congress, Dublin, 17-19 September, 2014 – Discussion/Call for Participation

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I Encuentro de la Sección Juvenil de la AETDSS
Santiago de Compostela, 3/4 septiembre 2013

 I Encuentro de la Seccion Juvenil de la AEDTSS

Call for Papers for the 2014 Marco Biagi Award


Dear colleagues and friends,

When we assumed the responsibility of leading the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, we made a decision to establish its Young Lawyers Section. With a view to realizing it without further delays – institutional delays tend to discourage the most attractive projects – we informally started such a process, and with the forthcoming Regional Congress of the Americas to be held in October in Guayaquil, we hurried up to put in place such a process.

We did and, in a context of the greater informality, that section is already underway. It has scheduled a first meeting in Guayaquil – its Latin America “embryo”- and is expected to continue its activity at the European Regional Congress to be held in Dublin in September 2014.

The project has therefore become reality. We believe that it is time to institutionalize it within the national associations. To do this, we ask those who already have a section or a youth committee to tell us the name of the contact person and his or her email address. To those who do not yet have such a section, we invite them to create it, as this will facilitate the international contacts. It also represents an intrinsic value within each national association, so please inform us of those who are responsible including their email address. Those associations that do not create it for reasons that they deem appropriate, we would suggest that a young lawyer be appointed who can perform the function of representation at the international level. The coordinators will then contact these representatives and ask for their participation in the various activities and call for other young lawyers in their respective jurisdiction and be kept informed of the activities carried out by the Young Lawyers Section of the Society.

Although we do not have any deadline on this, as it depends in each case on the operation of the respective statutory bodies of the national societies, we kindly ask you to do so at your earliest convenience.

We are looking forward to your prompt replies and please copy also the current international coordinators of the young lawyers sections: Stefano Bellomo,, and Juan Pablo Mugnolo, For our records, please let us know if there are institutional sections of young lawyers in the national societies, or if your intention is to create or not to create them, and also the name of a designated young lawyer who could take part in this project.

With our best regards,

Giuseppe Casale Adrián Goldin
Secretary General President


The Spanish Association for Labour and Social Security Law with a view to implementing the initiative of the ISLSSL to create the Young Legal Scholars Section established their own national section of young legal scholars which will keep relations with it. The coordinator is Prof.  José Maria Miranda Boto of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Email:

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Tal como se informara en el Boletín N° 135  de Enero de 2013, el “embrión latinoamericano” de la Sección Jóvenes Juristas se propuso generar un encuentro académico en el marco del Congreso Americano  que tendrá lugar entre el 2 y 4 de octubre de 2013 en Guayaquil, Ecuador a efectos de debatir acerca del grado de institucionalización/desinstitucionalización normativa en materia tutelar en el último decenio caracterizado en la mayoría de las economías de la región por la producción de tasas significativas de crecimiento.

Luego de haber consensuado un esquema temático básico y una metodología común, a fin de facilitar el  aprovechamiento de las experiencias de derecho comparado que cada país aporte, los jóvenes juristas latinoamericanos se encuentran actualmente en pleno desarrollo académico y estudio de sus respectivas problemáticas nacionales.

El encuentro del “embriòn latinoamericano” se ha confirmado para el dìa 2 de octubre de 13 a 15:30 hs en Guayaquil. En dicha oportunidad, los colegas  latinoamericanos no sólo se circunscribirán al mencionado debate académico sino que además, ocupará parte de la jornada para acordar estrategias de organización y consolidación del espacio en la región.


The following is an excerpt from Society Bulletin #135, January 2013.


Article 1, par. 2 of the Statutes of the Society says:

“The activities of the Society include the promotion of the study of labour and social security law amongst young academics and lawyers, and support for international comparative schools, seminars and other meetings in those fields.”


Pursuant to this statutory mandate, our purpose is to encourage the participation of young lawyers in ISLSSL activities. We would like to encourage their attendance at conferences, through reduced attendance fees. We would also like to create a section on our website where they can share their research. We encourage the creation of awards for younger scholars (granted by the organizing committees and the ISLSSL), as well as the formation of teams of young lawyers to assist the General Rapporteurs in preparing their reports. There should also be seminars organized for young lawyers as part of their training and agreements negotiated with prestigious universities that offer more extensive programs on labour law and social security (for example, the ISLSSL should facilitate academic exchanges among its members for candidates nominated by national associations that meet the requirements established in each case). In this regard, we invite our members to provide ideas and proposals for achieving these objectives.

In particular, we would like to pursue the idea of the Report of the Working Group, to encourage the creation of a Section of young academics and lawyers in our Society. The creation of such a Section is extremely important though not simple. To make  this  possible,  we  thought  it  appropriate  to  encourage  the  establishment  of regional “branches” that would facilitate the initial organization and that would enable their merger into a single international section. The first branch are being established in Latin America and Europe.

The Latin American branch

We have asked a number of young Latin American researchers to take the initiative of setting up a branch of young scholars/lawyers using their own list of contacts. In each of our Latin American countries young researchers have already expressed interest in participating[1]  with a view to organising at the regional level. Those who would like to join the branch are requested to contact Juan Pablo Mugnolo (, who is coordinating this initiative.

The members of the Latin American branch have expressed interest in holding their first meeting during the Regional Congress of Labour Law and Social Security to be held from 2 to 4 October 2013 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. On that occasion, they aim to produce research papers and discuss the degree of changes to the “employment relationship” over the last decade, characteristic of most economies of the region. This research will try to identify some trends (expansionary, contractionary) in the field of labour and social rights, and if possible, establish a link between these trends and future economic growth.

The European branch

The European dimension of labour law, as it is known, is characterized by strong integration among national legal cultures, supported significantly by the action of the European Union. Moreover, there are parallels in the development of various national laws despite sometimes significant legal differences.

A comparison of the realities of emerging EU countries is increasingly important and dynamic as is the need to meet the new requirements induced by the demands of competitiveness and sustainability due to the economic crisis that has characterized a number of European economies in recent years. These transforming factors suggest the need for continued reflection on the past, present and future of labour law in Europe.

Scholars of all generations are needed for this phase of reorganization of our scientific discipline to develop initiatives that can best consider cross-cutting issues within Europe, such as the theoretical foundations of labour law, the role and powers of trade unions and collective bargaining, the form and degree of legislative protection afforded to workers, the very notion of “worker” as the mode for qualifying for protections provided by labour law, social security and welfare systems.

There are many instruments at our disposal to assist in these reflections: news of new legislation, publications, conferences and seminars, promoting the call for papers and collections of studies, organizations of congresses or congresses sections.

This initial phase, undertaken by a first group of scholars, will see the creation of an online forum open to all young European labour lawyers with the aim of defining the most effective initiatives for starting a program of common research and deeper reflection.

University students who are engaged in research fields of comparative labour law and who are interested in joining this European branch of young ISLSSL lawyers, at this early stage of discussion (which will continue until the end of next March) may contact Prof. Stefano Bellomo (, who is gathering a list of initial participants (young scholars from Italy, France, Spain, UK, Poland, Russia, have expressed interest and others have been contacted)[2] and is organising the first phase of this collective reflection on the development of new tools for comparison and discussion.

In Conclusion

All this is being conceived by young lawyers in an independent manner and they, for the moment, are responsible for the regional integration of these “branches.” The Regional levels should eventually merge into an international one that will seek to achieve the full realization of this initiative. Its sustainability will depend on the enthusiasm and dedication of the young lawyers of each Section.

We  invite  our  colleagues  from  other  regions  of  the  world  to  establish branches” for subsequent merger into a single entity.

As expected, the “internationalization” of the academic activity of young lawyers will contribute to the enrichment and improve the quality of our Congresses while encouraging membership in the respective national societies.


[1] Roberto Inglés (Asunción);
Daniel Ulloa Millares (Lima);
Alejandro Castello (Montevideo);
Mario Garmendia Arigón (Montevideo);
Sergio Gamonal Contreras (Santiago de Chile);
Jose Luis Ugarte (Santiago de Chile);
Diego Ledesma Iturbide (Buenos Aires);
Gustavo Filipe Barbosa Garcia (Sao Paulo);
Gabriel Tosto (Córdoba, Argentina);
Beatriz Calvimonte (Córdoba, Argentina);
Estêvão Mallet (Sao Paulo);
Eduardo Henrique von Adamovich (Rio de Janeiro);
Fabio Tulio Barroso (Pernambuco);
Manoel Carlos Toledo Filhio (Sao Paulo);
Vitor Salino de Moura Eça (Minas Gerais);
Lucila Franzosi (Buenos Aires);
Juan Pablo Mugnolo (Buenos Aires)
[2] The first group of young lawyers that has confirmed to be part of the European branch is composed of:

Stefano Bellomo, Università di Perugia;
Massimiliano Delfino, Università di Napoli;
Matteo Corti, Università Cattolica di Milano;
William Chiaromonte, Università di Firenze;
Nicola Countouris, University College London;
Josè Maria Miranda Boto, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela;
Jose Antonio Fernandez Avilez, Universidad de Granada;
Anna Musiala, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań;
Daria Chernayeva, National Reasearch University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow.


Other members will join soon.