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Published on Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Abstract

The objective of this conference is to produce a state of knowledge on the development of empirical legal research at the European level. First, it will trace the first elements of the development of these methods, highlight the main trends and elucidate the possible theoretical foundations. The conference will then map the use of empirical methods in the different legal disciplines across Europe before deepening this analysis in the field of environmental law.

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Argument

Empirical legal research is defined as the systematic collection and analysis of data on legal phenomena. These data are a set of legal information or information about the law and, more broadly, about its functioning in society. It is collected systematically, even exhaustively, and then analysed to answer a research question and produce knowledge about the law and how it actually works.

While North American legal scholarship underwent an empirical turn in the mid-2000s and a real field of research has developed, the development of these approaches in Europe is much more scattered and uneven depending on the country and the legal discipline. However, there are several indications that this field is in its infancy at the European level.

The objective of this conference is to produce a state of knowledge on the development of empirical legal research at the European level. First, it will trace the first elements of the development of these methods, highlight the main trends and elucidate the possible theoretical foundations. The conference will then map the use of empirical methods in the different legal disciplines across Europe before deepening this analysis in the field of environmental law.

Programme

June 9

2.30 pm - OPENING SESSION

  • Introduction: Towards an empirical turn in European legal scholarship? Julien Bétaille, Associate Professor of Public Law at Toulouse Capitole University, Member of the Institut universitaire de France
  • KEYNOTE: The growth of Empirical Legal Research in Europe Catrien Bijleveld, Professor of Research Methods at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Acting President of the European Society for Empirical Legal Studies

3.30 pm - FIRST SESSION: TRENDS ACROSS EUROPEAN EMPIRICAL LEGAL RESEARCH

  • A recent history of the Empirical Legal Research development across Europe Arthur Dyevre, Professor of Empirical Jurisprudence at KU Leuven University
  • Pioneering: the development strategy of Empirical Legal Research in the Netherlands  Peter Mascini, Professor of Empirical Legal Research at Erasmus University of Rotterdam
  • Getting into Empirical Legal Research: systematic case law analysis Lianne Wijntjens, Assistant Professor of Private Law at Tilburg University
  • Comparing law through empirical methods Mathias Siems, Professor of Private Law at the European University Institute, Florence
  • KEYNOTE: Theoretical foundations of Empirical Legal Research  Jakob v. H. Holtermann, Associate Professor of Legal Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen

June 10

9 am - SECOND SESSION: EMPIRICAL LEGAL RESEARCH ACROSS LEGAL DISCIPLINES IN EUROPE

  • Empirical constitutional law scholarship across Europe Konstantin Chatziathanasiou, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Münster
  • Empirical administrative law scholarship across Europe Gabriel Doménech-Pascual, Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Valencia, President of the Spanish Association of Law and Economics
  • Empirical private law scholarship across Europe Gijs van Dijck, Professor of Private Law at Maastricht University
  • Empirical property law scholarship across Europe Lisa Whitehouse, Professor of Property Law at Southampton University
  • Empirical European law scholarship across Europe Jan Zglinski, Assistant Professor of EU Law at the LSE School of Law, London
  • Empirical international criminal law scholarship across Europe Barbora Hola, Associate Professor of International Criminal Law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

2 pm -  THIRD SESSION: EMPIRICAL LEGAL RESEARCH ACROSS EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • An American perspective on empirical environmental scholarship Robert L. Glicksman, J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law at the George Washington University Law School, Washington
  • Empirical environmental law scholarship across Europe Michael G. Faure, Professor of Environmental Law at Maastricht University and Erasmus University of Rotterdam
  • Lessons learned from an implementation study about the water directive Moritz Reese, Dr. iur., Deputy Head of the Department for Environmental & Planning Law, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig
  • Effective nature laws, an empirical legal research ERC project Edwin Alblas, Assistant Professor of Environmental Law at the Law Group of Wageningen University & Research
  • Towards a legal conservation science? Guillaume Chapron, Associate Professor of Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences & Julien Bétaille, Associate Professor of Public Law at Toulouse Capitole University, Member of the Institut universitaire de France

5 pm - CONCLUDING REMARKS

  • A French perspective on European Empirical Legal Research Régis Ponsard, Professor of Public Law at the University of Reims, Researcher at the Paris School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences
  • An American perspective on European Empirical Legal Research Daniel Chen, Senior Researcher at the Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse Capitole University

Registration

Please contact Sylvie.Trentin@ut-capitole.fr

Registration fees: 100 euros (free for students, Phd candidates & Toulouse Capitole University staf)

Places

  • Manufacture des tabacs
    Toulouse, France (31)

Event attendance modalities

Full on-site event


Date(s)

  • Friday, June 09, 2023
  • Saturday, June 10, 2023

Keywords

  • droit, empirique, Europe, méthodes, épistémologie

Contact(s)

  • Julien Bétaille
    courriel : julien [dot] betaille [at] ut-capitole [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Julien Bétaille
    courriel : julien [dot] betaille [at] ut-capitole [dot] fr

License

CC-BY-4.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0 .

To cite this announcement

Julien Bétaille, « Empirical Legal Research: a state of knowledge across Europe », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1au5

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