New Visitor at iCourts - Karen MacAuliffe – University of Copenhagen

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25 September 2014

New Visitor at iCourts - Karen MacAuliffe

Dr Karen McAuliffe, a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter and visiting professor at the University of Luxembourg, will be visiting iCourts in October 2014.

During her stay, she will be working on and presenting part of her ERC-funded project entitled ‘Law and Language at the European Court of Justice’ (LLECJ).  This project examines the production of the multilingual jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Based on the theoretical assumption that a linguistically ‘hybrid’ community, such as that of the CJEU, functions primarily through language interplays, negotiations and exchanges; and that the ‘process’ within any institution will necessarily affect its ‘output’, the development of an EU rule of law will necessarily be affected by the artificial and hybrid language of the ECJ.  By clarifying the ways in which language plays a key role in determining judicial outcomes, the project aims to challenge scholarship to look beyond more conventional approaches to the development of a rule of law which draw on law alone.

More information about Dr McAuliffe’s research can be found on her university webpage: or on her website: