About the centre

CIS is an interdisciplinary centre with researchers from very diverse disciplines such as law, criminology, history, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and cultural studies.

While researchers affiliated with CIS thus represent dogmatic legal studies as well as different ‘law-and…’ disciplines, the very essence of the center is to transgress the limitations that a commitment to one of those disciplines would entail.  In this context, we define interdisciplinary research as approaches integrating data, perspectives, concepts and theories from two or more disciplines in order to solve problems that lie beyond the perspectives of a single discipline.

Our contextual approach to the study of law concentrates on three focus areas that function as lenses through which we put law into perspective:

  1. Culture, concepts and values
  2. People and Institutions
  3. Society and Technology

CIS researchers have a keen interest in interdisciplinary teaching methodologies that will form a strong collaboration for further developing research based teaching at all levels of education at the Faculty.