Leiden Socio-Legal Lecture Series

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9 Sep 2016

ul_logo_printStarting in October 2016, this monthly speaker series will feature renowned Dutch and  international socio-legal scholars.

Each speaker will give an hour long lecture about their own social-legal research in which specific attention will be paid to the use of socio-legal research methods.

Over the course of 9 months, there will be 9 speakers from different countries, addressing 3 questions, each critically focusing on different areas of the law (criminal law, migration law, torts law, etc.)

The Leiden Socio-Legal Lecture Series is part of the multidisciplinary research profile area Interaction between Legal Systems.

Questions to be addressed are:

(1)    what does socio-legal research mean to you (theoretically and/or methodologically speaking)?,
(2)    why can the study of the law benefit from such a perspective and how did it help you in your own research?  and – to make it a realistic series and not just a picture perfect representation –
(3)    what were the challenges of doing socio-legal research?

After each lecture there will be plenty of time and room to engage in discussion with the speaker and with each other.

Click “more” for an overview of the lectures (can be subject to change):

An overview of the lectures (can be subject to change)

21 October 2016, 13.00 – 15.00 h., Sterrewacht, room B1.04: Capturing papered life at the crossroad of socio-legal studies, ethnography and medical regulation –  Prof. Marie-Andree Jacob, Keele Law, United Kingdom.

16 December 2016, 16.00 – 17.00 h., Groot Auditorium, Academiegebouw: Discretion in Law & Society. Socio-legal reflections on the hole in the doughnut (oratie) – Prof. dr. mr. Maartje van der Woude, Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance & Development, Leiden Law School.

January 2017: Terrorism and radicalization through a Socio-Legal Lens – Prof. Kim Lane Scheppele – Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, USA. (Date and room to be announced) Note: This seminar is being organised in co-operation with colleagues at the ISS and ESL in the framework of the Integrating Normative and Functional Approaches to Rule of Law and Human Rights (INFAR) Research Project. See: http://esl.eur.nl/INFAR

3 February 2017, 13.00 – 15.00 h., (room to be announced): Peering Through the Legal Mobilisation Lens to Analyse the Potential of Legal Advocacy – Dr. Jeff Handmaker, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

24 February 2017, 13.00 – 15.00 h., Sterrewacht, room C.104: Many windows into the court: Socio-legal perspectives in family justice – Prof. Judith Masson, Bristol Law School, United Kingdom.

24 March 2017, 13.00 – 15.00 h., room to be announced: Exploring the economic life of law with sociological imagination, visual methods and experimental attitude – Prof. Amanda Perry-Kessaris,  Kent Law School, United Kingdom.

April 2017 : Administrative Law through a Socio-Legal Lens –  Dr. Naomi Creutzfeld, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, United Kingdom. (Tentative)

12 May 2017, 13.00 – 15.00 h., KOG, room A051: Socio-Legal Approaches to International Migration – Dr. Angnieszka Kubal, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, Faculty  of Law, United Kingdom.

16 June  2017, 13.00 – 15.00, KOG, room A051: The social life of rights: how politics, people and places matter in human rights research –  Prof. Barbara Oomen, Sociology of Human Rights, University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University.

For questions regarding the LSLS or individual lectures, please contact the secretarial office of the Van Vollenhoven Institute via email at vollenhoven@law.leidenuniv.nl

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