New Perspectives on Indigenous Private Law

An On-Line Conference
Thursday – Friday December 3-4, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Panel 1 : The Integration of Indigenous Law into Legal Education and Practice

3.00 pm EST ■ 8.00 pm GMT ■ 10.00 pm SA ■ 7.00 am AUS ■ 9.00 am NZ

Bridget Fa’amatuainu and Christopher Whitehead
Indigenising Private Law: Lessons from Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Samoa
Eleanor Crossman (Isle of Man Courts)
Manx Customary Law as Indigenous Law: A New Perspective
Olubukola Olugasa (Babcock)
Equity in Yoruba Customary Law in Nigeria: A Critical Review
Jennifer Corrin (Queensland)
Crossing the Border from Custom to Contract: Legal Pluralism and Pacific Islands’ Contract Laws

Friday, December 4, 2020

Panel 2 : Property Law: Customary Norms in the Law of Succession

6.00 am EST ■ 11.00 am GMT ■ 1.00 pm SA ■ 10.00 pm AUS ■ 12.00 am NZ

Christa Rautenbach (NWU)
State Intervention in the Customary Law of Succession in South Africa:
What Remains of Customary Norms?

Taiwo Odumosu (Nicosia) & Fatimah Opebiyi (Manchester)
To what extent has the Yoruba Culture survived Neoliberalism?
Prue Vines (UNSW)
Australia’s (Slow) Experiment with Indigenous Customary Law in Intestacy

Panel 3 : Land Law

9.00 am EST ■ 2.00 pm GMT ■ 4.00 pm SA ■ 1.00 am AUS ■ 3.00 am NZ

Tenille Brown (Ottawa)
Indigenous Property, Gender and International Human Rights Norms in the Kingdom of Eswatini
Asya Ostroukh (UWI)
Native Title to Land in the Caribbean: A Long History of Recognition

Panel 4 : Recognising the Validity of Indigenous Law

11.00 am EST ■ 4.00 pm GMT ■ 6.00 pm SA ■ 3.00 am AUS ■ 5.00 am NZ

Enyinna Nwauche (UFH)
African Traditional Justice Mechanisms and the Adjudication of
Private Law Disputes
Frankie Young (Western)
The Validity of Indigenous Laws: Lessons from Wet’suwet’en

Panel 5 : Private Law Issues in Advancing Indigenous Economies

1.00 pm EST ■ 6.00 pm GMT ■ 8.00 pm SA ■ 5.00 am AUS ■ 7.00 am NZ

Mark Roark (SULC)
Scaling Commercial Law in Indian Country
Adam Crepelle (SULC)
Tribal Private Law: The Key to Revitalizing Tribal Economies
Dwight Newman (Sask) & Nnaemeka Ezeani (Sask)
Reforming Secured Finance in the Context of Indigenous Legal Systems in Canada, the United States, and Nigeria
Andrew Hutchison (UCT)
Third Sector Finance in Indigenous Economies

This content has been updated on 3 December 2020 at 9 h 03 min.