Effective Law and Regulation

Effective Law and Regulation
7 July 2017, 9.00am - 3.30pm
Conference / Symposium
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

The objective of the conference is to explore the concept of effectiveness of primary legislation and regulation from a multidisciplinary perspective in an attempt to overcome discipline-specific barriers and work towards a unified understanding of concepts related to the quality and the effectiveness of primary and secondary legislation. This common understanding will offer academics, legislators, regulators and practitioners across jurisdictions the opportunity to benefit from different experiences and approaches. 

To this aim, the conference brings together scholars and experts on legislation and regulation who contribute the distinct viewpoints of legislative studies, regulation, administrative law, theory of law, political science, law and economics. The conference addresses scholars, researchers and students in all areas related to legislation and regulation. It also addresses legislators, regulators, policy makers, legislative drafters and practitioners involved in efforts to improve the quality of legislation.



09.00-09.15 - Welcome address and introduction to the topic and the seminar, IALS

09.15-10.45 - Panel 1: Effectiveness as an aspect of legislative quality and the rule of law

  • Maria de Benedetto, Professor of administrative Law, Department of Political Science, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
    Why do we need effective law? 
  • Helen Xanthaki, Professor of Law, University College London; Director of International PG Laws Programmes, University of London
    Effectiveness as a criterion of legislative quality 
  • Maria Mousmouti, Lecturer in Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
    Making legislative effectiveness an operational concept
  • Discussion 

11.00-12.30 - Panel 2: The policy and economics of legislative and regulatory effectiveness

  • Constantin Stefanou, Director of the Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
    The policy side of effectiveness 
  • Mauro Zamboni, Professor of Legal Theory, University of Stockholm
    Legislative policy and effectiveness 
  • Dr Florian Wagner-von Papp, Reader in Law, UCL Laws, Director of the Centre for Law & Economics
    A Law & Economics Perspective on Effective Legislation
  • Discussion 

12.30-13.30 - Break

13.30-15.00 - Panel 3: Tools for effective rules and regulation

  • Nicoletta Rangone, Professor of Economic Law, Department of economic, political sciences and modern languages, LUMSA University
    Tools for effective law: a focus on nudge and empowerment 
  • Claudio Radaelli, Professor of Political Science, Director, Centre for European Governance, University of Exeter
    Does impact assessment make a difference? Upstream and downstream usages of regulatory impact assessment 
  • Florentin Blanc, World Bank Group, Trade and Competitiveness Practice
    Regulatory inspections and enforcement - does "more" mean "more effective"? 
  • Discussion 

15.00-15.30 - Conclusions: Effectiveness as an emerging cross disciplinary concept




Booking Fees:
• Standard Rate: £75.00;
• Student Rate: £50.00;
• and Students of the School of Advanced Study/Sir William Dale Centre: Free 


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