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Themis-UM - Laboratoire de droit - Equipe d'Accueil 4333

Law Research Centre (THEMIS-UM) - Research group 4333

Themis-Um is an interdisciplinary research centre which includes researchers in private law,  public law and history of law who work critically on current legal issues. Its activities have two main focuses:

  • the first one is the theme “Risk, Insurance and Liability”, which deals with law and risk in general and insurance law in particular, and fits in with the Institute for Risks and Insurance,
  • the second one is the theme “Interbreeding and articulation of normative systems”, which studies contemporary evolutions in normative standards under the influence of social changes, globalization and the comparison of rights, especially in a historical perspective.

Every year the members of Themis-UM publish numerous articles and organize around a dozen seminars or conferences on most current issues, with the purpose to develop new, critical and multidisciplinary points of view. Since 2013, Themis-Um has been working in partnership, alongside GAINS (research centre in economics) and LMM (maths laboratory), within the framework of the Risk and Insurance Institute, which aim is to mutualise the Research, Education and Innovation activities of the University in this area and to make them more visible.


 33 people including
27 researchers and teachers-researchers
5 doctoral students
1 administrative and technical member of staff


University of Leeds (Great Britain), University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), University of Maine (United States), University of Yaoundé (Cameroon), Laval University (Quebec).


Its multidisciplinary approach:

  • private law
  • public law
  • history of law

Member of the Institute for Risk and Insurance (IRA), supported by Le Mans Université



Directors : Valérie Lassere-Kiessow | Valerie.Kiesow @ univ-lemans.fr
Sarah Cassella | Sarah.Cassella @ univ-lemans.fr

More informations:
Download the presentation sheet of THEMIS (EN)
Visit the website of THEMIS

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