First event was held in the frames of the pilot project “Online Academic Discussions”
Union of Law Scientists has launched a pilot project “Academic Discussions Online”, the goal of which is to foster the development of legal science by way of organizing online discussions on published or unpublished academic works (article, PHD thesis, monography, manual).
In the frames of this project, first online discussion was held in zoom format “Problematic Aspects of Mens Rea of Complicity in Accordance with Georgian and American Law”. The meeting was held in participation of members of Union of Law Scientists, other scholars, practicing lawyers and students. The participants have attended a presentation from Mr. Kakha Tsikarishvili, member of the Union after which the discussion was held.
The participants discussed problematic issues existing in legal theory and practice, such as possibility of complicity with dolus eventualis, problem of negligence, so called neutral assistance and the so called “excess of the principle”. The participants exchanged the views about problematic issues of complicity and the ways of their solution. By the end of the meeting, the Chair of the Union – Zurab Chkonia has noted that discussions in this format are taking place for the first time and they shall continue in the future. You can find the video recording of the discussion at the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAbmSk5Fe8U&t=1006s
Union of Law Scientists invites authors of legal works to present their publications. After assessing their importance, practical and academic significance, the ULS shall take decision to organize discussion on this issue. We hope that this project shall interest young and experienced scholars of different fields of law.
We believe that this project shall contribute to the public discussion of many academic and practical works.
Full recordings of the discussions shall be available at the webpage of the Union of Law Scientists as well as Youtube.