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Third International Congress

of the

World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists


20-23 June 2011

at the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Mixed legal systems, both the classical ‘mixed jurisdictions’ combining common law and civilian law and more exotic hybrids, are increasingly important touchstones for comparative law.
The Third Congress of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists focuses on legal methodology and innovation in mixed systems in the twenty-first century: Investigating past experiences, exploring present practices, and predicting future possibilities.

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The conference will be held in Beit Maiersdorf, the Hebrew University Faculty Club, on Mount Scopus.
The language of the conference will be English
Registration and Fees

To register, please use Registration Form.
For those registering for the conference by 28 February 2011, the fee is $300.
For those registering for the conference from 1 March onwards, the fee is $350.
Registration fee for lecturers is $100.
Please note: Registration and payment for the conference are separate from registration and payment for hotel accommodation (see below).

All participants are responsible for making their own arrangements for accommodation. Hotels in Jerusalem are quite expensive in June. The Hotel Reservation Form provides details of four hotels that have a number of rooms reserved for conference participants at a special conference rate. These must be booked by 28 February and can be booked only via Kenes Tours on the form provided. Information on other hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation can be found on the internet.
Please note: Registration and payment for hotel accommodation are separate from registration and payment for the conference (see above).

For further information, please contact Ms Tali Algazy:
The Conference is co-sponsored by:
Organizing Committee
  • Vernon Valentine Palmer, Tulane University (WSMJJ President)
  • Hector MacQueen, Edinburgh University (WSMJJ Vice-President)
  • Jacques du Plessis, Stellenbosch University (WSMJJ Vice-President)
  • Efrén Rivera-Ramos, University of Puerto Rico (WSMJJ Vice-President)
  • Lionel Smith, McGill University (WSMJJ Vice-President)
  • Rohan Edrisinha, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (WSMJJ Vice-President)
  • John Lovett, Loyola University (WSMJJ Vice-President)
  • Seán Donlan, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Xavier Blanc-Jouvan, University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Symeon Symeonides, Willamette College of Law
  • Reinhard Zimmermann, Max Planck Institute for Private Law, Hamburg
  • Celia Wasserstein Fassberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (WSMJJ


Visas and Travel

A tourist visa is required for entry to Israel. For travelers from many countries the visa is issued at the point of entry. Travelers from some countries must apply for a visa before arrival in Israel. For information please check with your local travel agent and Israeli Consulate. For general information see http://gov.il/FirstGov/TopNavEng/EngSituations/ESVisitingIsrael/ESVIGettingToIsrael/

Ben Gurion Airport is approximately 40 km. from Jerusalem. There is no train service between the airport and Jerusalem. The best way to reach Jerusalem is by taxi.
Private taxis: These are lined up outside the terminal on the left. The price is fixed and varies according to the destination, the number of passengers and the amount of baggage. Check the price with the dispatcher and the driver before setting out (the price should be approximately 300 N.S.) No tip is expected.
Shared taxis (Sherut): These are also lined up outside the terminal, on the right, with service to major cities. The price is fixed (at approximately 80 N.S.) The driver will drop you off at whatever hotel or address you give. No tip is expected.

For tourist information in Jerusalem see:


Cancellation policy

Fees must be paid in full before the conference begins. Cancellations received in writing by 31 May 2011 will incur a 20% administrative fee. After this date, fees will not normally be refunded.
The Hebrew University reserves the right to cancel the conference, in which case all fees will be fully refunded. In the event of cancellation, the Hebrew University will not be liable for travel and accommodation costs incurred by participants.
The WSMJJ reserves the right to change the programme if necessary with little or no notice.

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