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A Proactive Approach: Law Libraries
Stockholm University, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.
2006 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Reliance on routines to avoid mistakes is a self-evident feature of many fields of human activity. The commercial pilot preparing for take-off, the engineer designing a bridge and the insurance company introducing a new product all depend on proven methods to ensure that nothing important is forgotten and to assess the consequences of planned measures. Legal work is somewhat atypical in the foregoing respect. Compared with many other activities, there are few descriptions of how the various segments of a legal task are to be devised in order to achieve the greatest possible certainty of result. Lawyers tend to work reactively, i.e., the focus is on solving problems that have already arisen. Efforts aimed at avoiding problems before they begin to brew - i.e., proactively - are less common. The proactive approach is not unknown in the legal sphere but as compared to many other fields of the law the perspective is not very well elaborated. Against this background this volume of Scandinavian Studies in Law presents 25 articles on various aspects of proactive approaches in law, the majority of them focusing on contracting issues. The collection is simultaneously a documentation of a conference on proactive law held in Stockholm 2005. In addition to the articles on proactive law this volume contains a presentation of major law libraries in the Scandinavian countries.

Table of Contents:

Barton, Thomas D., Thinking Preventively and Proactively, p. 71-92

Bing, Jon and Mahler, Tobias, Contractual Risk Management in an ICT Context - Searching for a Possible Interface between Legal Methods and Risk Analysis, p. 339-358

Cummins, Tim, Best Practices In Commercial Contracting, p. 131-148

Daicoff, Susan, The Comprehensive Law Movement: An Emerging Approach to Legal Problems, p. 109-128

Dauer, Eduard A., The Role of Culture in Legal Risk Management, p. 93-108

Haapio, Helena, Introduction to Proactive Law from a Business Lawyer's Point of View, p. 21-34

Haapio, Helena, Business Success and Problem Prevention through Proactive Contracting, p. 149-194

Haarala-Nystén, Soili, Contract Law and Everyday Contracting, p. 263-284

Haavisto, Vaula, Contracting in Networks, p. 237-254

Jakobsen Sandfeld, Søren, Entering New and Converging Media Markets: How to Take a Proactive Approach to Legal Issues in the Electronic Communications Sector, p. 393-406

Kavaleff, Anette, Successful Outsourcing through Proactive Contracting - Strategy, Risk Assessment and Implementation, p. 215-226

Lando, Henrik, Determinants of the Optimal Degree of Pro-activeness in Contracting, p. 255-262

Magnusson, Jarl S., Proactive Law - and the Importance of Data and Information Resources, p. 407-424

Magnusson Sjöberg, Cecilia, Presentation of the Nordic School of Proactive Law, p. 13-20

Paris, Carolyn E.C., Contract Management: Design Parameters and Challenges to Implementation, p. 195-214

Pohjonen, Soile, Proactive Law in Academia, p. 53-70

Sadighi Firozabadi, Babak and Sergot, Marek , The Role of Agreements in Virtual Organisations, p. 297-304

Schartum, Dag Wiese, Introduction to a Government-based Perspective on Proactive Law, p. 35-52

Seipel, Peter, Nordic School of Proactive Law Conference 2005: Closing Comments, p. 359-364

Syse, Aslak, Equality and Accessibility: A Proactive Approach to Strengthen the Legal Status and Protection Against Discrimination of Persons with Disabilities, p. 367-384

Taskinen, Tommi K.J., Some Thoughts on Proactive Counselling and Legal Mentality, p. 227-236

Trzaskowski, Jan, Legal Risk Management in a Global, Electronic Marketplace, p. 319-338

Weitzenböck, Emily M., Prevention is Better than Cure: Fostering the Growth of Dynamic Networked Organisations through the use of Proactive Legal Measures, p. 305-318

Vikström, Mats, The Impact of IT on the Foundation for Businesses Daily Operation, p. 285-296

Zimmer, Frederik, Tax Legislation between Politics and Legal (and Economic) Thinking, p. 385-392

Law Libraries in Denmark, p. 427-433

Law Libraries in Finland, p. 434-441

Norwegian Law Libraries, p. 442-447

Law Libraries in Sweden, p. 448-462

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law , 2006. , 465 p.
, Scandinavian Studies in Law, ISSN 0085-5944 ; 49
National Category
Law and Society
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-19581ISBN: 91-85142-63-8OAI: diva2:186105
Volumes 1-37 available in full text at from: 2007-11-29 Created: 2007-11-29 Last updated: 2009-12-22Bibliographically approved

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