Gender perspectives on Changing Legal Cultures - Hanne Petersen's transition to Professor Emerita

A red and pink building

It is a pleasure for CECS - Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies and the Faculty of Law to invite you to a celebration seminar on the occasion of Professor, Dr.Jur. Hanne Petersen’s 70th birthday on 17 October 2021 and her transition to professor emerita from 1 January 2022.

The seminar takes place on Friday 29 October 2021 at 14:00-17:00 in the Atrium, ground floor, followed by a reception. It will also be streamed so you can watch the seminar from your home.

Gender perspectives on Changing Legal Cultures PROGRAMME (pdf) 




14:00 – 14:15


Ulla Neergaard, Professor of EU law, PhD, member of management at CECS


14:15 – 14:30


Remarks on legal cultures and change - gendered and personal perspectives

Hanne Petersen, Dr, Jur., Professor of Legal Culture, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen 


14:35 – 14:50


Gender and law – an academic journey with many detours

Eva Maria Svensson, Professor of Law, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg


14:55 – 15:10


Intersectionality - celebrated and contested. Legal perspectives and beyond 1990-2021 

Hilda Rømer Christensen, Associate Professor at Institute for Sociology and head of the Gender Coordination at the University of Copenhagen

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

With music:

Jens Schou on clarinet

Jakob Hedegaard on digital piano


15:45 – 16:00


Gender and legal cultures - Greenlandic perspectives

Mariekathrine Poppel, Ph.d. Emerita. Department of Arctic Social Science and Economics. Institute of Social Science, Economy & Journalism. Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland.

16:05 – 16:20



China’s legal system and traditional values. Gender, Solidarity and Legality at the time of Covid-19.

Simona Novaretti, Assistant Professor of Comparative Private Law at the University of Turin, Department of Law

16:25 – 16:40



Changing Legal Cultures through Female Leadership

Sabba Mirza, CEO My Law Story and Postdoc at Max Planck Institute for Anthropoly and Law


16:45 – 17:00

Final words before the reception

Hanne Petersen, Dr, Jur., Professor of Legal Culture, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen  


17:00 – 18:00


Speech by Jacob Graff Nielsen, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen



Registration for seminar only - no later than October 25, 10:00

Registration for both seminar and reception - no later than October 25, 10:00

Registration to watch the seminar online - no later than October 28, 23:59 - you will receive the streaming link on mail