New Frontiers of Legal Realism
New Frontiers of Legal Realism:
American, Scandinavian, European, Global
University of Copenhagen at the Carlsberg Academy, 29-30 May 2012
Registration deadline: 10 May 2012 24:00 the latest (Danish local time GMT +1)
Venue: The Carlsberg Academy, Gamle Carlsberg Vej 15
(access via Bryggerhesten), 2500 Valby
While many leading legal theorists have endorsed legal realism, for many years it still remained at the fringes of legal academia at large. Simultaneously political scientists, economists and anthropologists have contributed significantly to the study of "law in action". It seems paradoxical therefore that although it is often called for, legal realism as an empirical approach to understanding legal systems is rarely practiced consistently by legal scientists. But perhaps this is now changing. The last decades have witnessed a new generation of scholars that seem ready to pick up the baton and seriously reconsider legal realism as a contender in mainstream legal scholarship.
Acknowledging the fundamental insights offered by legal realism, this conference aims to take stock of this renewed interest in legal realism by bringing together a group of distinguished academics who are at the forefront of scholarship in this field.
Registration fee will be 100 EUR or 750 DKK. The fee includes lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. Participation in the conference dinner on Tuesday is 60 EUR or 450 DKK.
Payment should be made to bank-account nr. 3001 10000432 at Danske Bank (SWIFT: DABADKKK - IBAN: DK25 3000 0010 0004 32) with a notation indicating "CRS 29/30-05-2012", name and current affiliation. The payment deadline is 10 May 2012.
The conference is hosted by the Centre for the Studies in Legal Culture and iCourts - The Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for International Courts, both Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, and it is sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation in conjunction with the above centres.