Workshop : Does law got time?
Louis Janicot holds both a law degree (La Sorbonne Law School) and Business (ESSEC Busines School). He is actually a Doctorate candidate in Financial Law at la Sorbonne Law School. Teaching assistant at La Sorbonne Law School, Lecturer at Ecole Central, Associated Expert and Lecturer at the European Center for Law and Economics ESSEC, he teaches Private, Business and International Law. This research focus on economic and financial regulation, public and private governance and law and economics. He’s a consultant of various NGO involved in fighting and preventing white collar crimes he provides them with an expertise on the analyses of cases and on legislative advocacy. He’s also a patrician in alternative conflicts resolution.
Law and time are intrinsically linked to each other. Law is the set of rules of conduct that govern relations within a society. This means that law is marked by the passage of time because it evolves with society. Thus, while marriage has long been an institution reserved by law for couples formed by a man and a woman, this is no longer the case today. Similarly, if cocaine was once found in shops, its sale is now subject to criminal sanctions. The rules of law must, therefore, follow the evolution of society. The link between law and time is even wider and implies for the lawyer to take into account the three dimensions of time. First, the present to determine the substantive law applicable to a given situation. The past partly because the expiration of a certain period allows the exercise of a right or may hinder the exercise of a right. Finally, the future, since legal and caselaw changes must be taken into account. This is a sketch of the relationship between right and time that will be drawn here.