Young Lawyers Debates 2018

Theme: Law in a Globalized Society

Globalization affects economic and political spheres, and thus the functioning of society as a whole, nevertheless, it also affects the daily lives of individuals. It is strongly reflected in trade relations, investment and capital flows, but also in human migration and the resulting interaction of cultures and languages ​​and the spread of knowledge. As relationships in society become more complex and more stratified, law as a system that regulates these complex phenomena and imposes binding, enforceable rules upon them, is becoming increasingly complex too. Nevertheless, difficult issues need to be seen as a challenge, not as an obstacle.

Young Lawyers Debates were set up as a platform for constructive discussion, and likewise, the 2018 conference aims to contribute to the public discourse on these challenging topics and issues, especially nowadays, when many countries face challenges in the area of ​​democratic governance.

States often inspire or imitate each other in choosing solutions that they adopt either in legislation or in deciding individual cases. This, of course, raises questions about the cross-border portability of legal solutions, thus increasing the importance of comparative law.

Manifestations of globalization, conceptual or partial, can be found in all legal branches.  They are perhaps the most obvious within International and European Law. Nevertheless, International and European Law requirements are, of course, reflected in national legal orders. In public law, these include e.g. the issue of the universality of fundamental rights in relation to the margin of appreciation doctrine and the issue of protection of public-law rights in general, security issues, public health care, granting asylum, personal data protection, tax havens or virtual currencies; attention can be given to new merits in criminal law, cross-border criminal law co-operation; in public law it is possible to focus on consumer protection issues, aspects of intellectual property law, protection of privacy and personal rights, or more general institutions of contract or family law, or issues related to the jurisdiction and the determination of applicable law, that the migration of people is inevitably attended by. Finally, legal principles or other legal theory topics, being the corner stones of the existence of law as a system and its applications, may be a subject of debate.

However, these examples are only a small segment meant to serve as an inspiration but never a limit for the subscribing participants.


The conference languages ​​are Czech, Slovak and English.

Participation in the plenary session was confirmed by Mgr. Petr Sprinz, Ph.D., LL.M. from the law firm HAVEL & PARTNERS, Mgr. Zuzana Vikarska, MJUr, MPhil from Masaryk University in Brno and JUDr. David Kryska, Ph.D. from Charles University in Prague.

Date:21-22 September 2018

Deadline for subscription and payment of the conference fee: 21 August 2018 (contact Mgr. Zuzana Řezníčková, Ph.D. to e-mail:

Venue:Fort Science (Pevnost poznání) in Olomouc