Rethinking Unjust Enrichment: History, Sociology, Doctrine and Theory

Rethinking Unjust Enrichment: History, Sociology, Doctrine and Theory

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UWA Law School and the Law Faculty of the University of Auckland

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Join Professor Warren Swain and Dr Sagi Peari and other leading academics from across the globe as they contemplate the current coherency of private law and seek to challenge the dominant position of the global movement of unjust enrichment.

Over the recent decades, the law of unjust enrichment has established itself as a new category of private law, alongside such classical categories as property, contract and tort. The Rethinking Unjust Enrichment project aims to collect a contrary range of views which question the dominant position of the global movement of unjust enrichment. The project will show that the introduction of the unjust enrichment principle did not enhance stability and fairness in the systems that adopted the principle. Unjust enrichment did not contribute to the better operation or understanding of private law. The speakers will cast doubt on the various parameters of the unjust enrichment movement from an analytical standpoint representing the following four interrelated perspectives: (1) historical; (2) sociological; (3) doctrinal; and (4) conceptual.

In order to capture the audiences across the globe, the organisers have split the symposium into three parts:

(1) Australia/China/India/Hong/Kong/Singapore (14 September); (2) Europe (15 September); (3) USA/Canada/Latin America (16 September).

For the symposium detailed program click here.

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