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NoLesLaw first annual conference programme 2018

Time: 24 & 25 January 2018

Organizer:  The Network of Legal Empirical Scholars (NoLesLaw) in cooperation with iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundations’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts

Venue: Conference/flex room, ground floor, room 8A-0-57, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S

The aim of the conference is twofold. First, the conference seeks to map the field of legal empirical scholarship in Europe and especially in the Nordic region, and kick off a discussion regarding its epistemological foundations. Second, the conference will give the participants an opportunity to present and discuss their ongoing research in a stimulating and interdisciplinary setting.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Time Program
09:00-09:30 Breakfast and registration
09:30-11:00 Workshop on data visualization with Sune Lehmann and Ulf Aslak
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-13:00 Workshop on data visualization with Sune Lehmann and Ulf Aslak (cont’d)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:15 Workshop on interviewing experts with Paivi Leino and Emilia Korkea-aho
15:15-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Workshop on interviewing experts with Paivi Leino and Emilia Korkea-aho (cont’d)
18:30-20:00 Dinner by invitation

Thursday 25 January 2018

Time Program
09:00-09:30 Breakfast
09:30-11:00 Opening remarks: Suvi Sankari, Johan Lindholm, Urška Šadl

The epistemology of legal empirical research, Part II, J. v. H. Holtermann

11:00-13:00 Two parallel panels:


International law and International courts

1. Yildiz, Ezgi, Courts as Transformative Venues: A Look into The European Court of Human Rights and the Inception of Positive Obligations

2. Zuzanna Godzimirska, Legitimation of international courts

3. Niccolo Ridi and Luíza Leão Soares Pereira, Mapping the ‘invisible college’


Courts and communication

1. Zglinski, Jan, Halting the ‘Ever Closer’ Union: The Rise of Deference in the Case-Law of the CJEU

2. Anna Wallerman, Sowing the seeds of wisdom: How national courts address the Court of Justice in the preliminary ruling procedure

3. Van Casteren, Janneke, Does context matter? National courts’ application of preliminary rulings in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

4. Abigail Matthews, To Whom Do Courts Turn: An Analysis of American State Supreme Court Citation Networks

13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Two parallel panels:

Panel 1

EU law and national courts

1. Annalies Outhuijse, The effective public enforcement of cartel agreements: Why do companies in the Netherlands appeal?

2. Angelina Atanasova, Collective Actors and EU Anti-Discrimination Law In Denmark

3. Juan Antonio Mayoral, Explaining the CJEU’s Authority towards National Courts

4. Monika Glavina, Who Asks Most? Institutional Incentives and Referral Activity in the European Union Legal Order

Panel 2

Language of courts and general topics

1. Lorenzo Gasbarri, Judicial Rhetoric and Empirical Methods

2. Amalie Frese, Structural Topic Modelling and Legal Analysis

3. Julius Schumann, RIS-Rechtssätze

4. Masha Medvedeva, Martijn Wieling, Michel Vols, Judicial Decisions of the European
Court of Human Rights: Looking into the Crystal Ball