GIS : Global Legal Studies betwen Asia and Europe

Livre blanc des études sur l'Asie et le Pacifique

Gilles Lhuilier, "Structurer un nouveau champ scientifique : Global Legal Studies beetwen Asia and Europe".


The Global Legal Studies Network (GLSN), a research program on globalization under the auspices of the House of Social Siences/Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (FMSH Paris), is very pleased to announce the official signing of an international partnership agreement. This agreement creates a consortium of research and teaching partners, known in French as a “Groupement d'Intérêt Scientifique” (Scientific Interest Group, or GIS). This consortium is called Global Legal Studies between Asia and Europe. The world of research is progressively shifting from the West to Asia, and the new GIS aims at filling a double void: in France, concerning legal studies dealing with Asia; and at the international level, concerning the study of legal globalization from a practical and multidisciplinary point of view.

The GIS partners are: ESSEC Business School and the Centre Européen de Droit et d'Économie (CEDE), the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the French Center for Research on Japan at Maison franco-japonaise (CNRS-MAEE) in Tokyo, the French Center for Research on China (CNRS-MAEE) in Hong-Kong and Taipei, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) throught its Law and Society Center in Law School and the  Institute of Advanced Studies on European Culture, Nagoya University and its Center for Asian Legal Exchange (CALE), and Global Legal Studies Network (GLSN) of the House of Social Sciences FMSH Paris.

Professor Gilles Lhuilier of the European University of Brittany, who founded GLSN and is the director of the above-mentioned research program of FMSH Paris, is the initial president of the consortium.

A first signing ceremony was held at ESSEC in Paris, France, on November 6, 2012. Several representatives of the founding members were present and, among them, a large delegation from SJTU. A second signing ceremony was held at Nagoya University in Japan, on July 10, 2013.


Announcement: second signing ceremony for GIS


     Global Legal Studies Network