A new Spanish translation of Law, Culture, and Ritual: Disputing Systems in Cross-Cultural Context by Oscar Chase, Russell D. Niles Professor of Law, has been released by the Madrid publisher Marcial Pons as Derecho, cultura y ritual: Sistemas de resolución de controversias en un contexto intercultural. 

The book, published originally by New York University Press in 2005, discusses the relationships among systems of law and the specific social, cultural, and political contexts in which they develop, with Chase arguing that culture has a deep impact on the way in which legal disputes are resolved. He applies these ideas to modern American civil procedure. Law, Culture, and Ritual previously appeared in an Italian translation, and chapters have been translated into Russian and Portuguese.

Chase recently joined the advisory board of the International Journal of Procedural Law, whose first volume was published this summer. In November he will deliver a paper, “Supreme Courts and the ‘Imagination of the Real,’” at a conference on supreme courts in comparative context hosted by the University of Florence.

Posted on September 6, 2011