PhD lecture: The How and Why of Interdisciplinary Legal Research by Dr. Ian J. Drake – University of Copenhagen

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PhD lecture: The How and Why of Interdisciplinary Legal Research by Dr. Ian J. Drake

Law students, lawyers, and judges find that many legal problems are more than just questions of whether a given rule applies to a fact scenario.  In fact, legal problems are social problems and often the answers proposed by legal researchers, lawyers and judges are premised upon competing visions of the good.  This lecture will address why it is important for researchers, lawyers and judges to recognize the social, economic, religious, and moral character of legal problems and why interdisciplinary research and analysis stands the best chance of providing useful solutions to legal problems.  Also this lecture will address how law students and instructors can overcome the chief obstacles to conducting interdisciplinary legal research.

This lecture is convened by Dr. Ian J. Drake (associate professor of jurisprudence at Montclair State University in New Jersey, United States), who has experience as an instructor in interdisciplinary research courses for undergraduate jurisprudence, law and society students and is a lawyer.

Dr. Drake will be joined by Jakob Wested, Post doc in Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law. Jakob will provide some perspectives Science and Technology Studies (STS) on methods and theory when working interdisciplinary in legal research based on his own experiences.

Time:  
29 May 2018, kl. 10:00–11:30

Venue: Room 22.0.47, ground floor, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S

ECTS: Please contact the PhD coordinator for ECTS points Joanna.jemielniak@jur.ku.dk

Course organiser: Assistant professor Werner Schäfke PhD

Maximum no. of participants: 30

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