ZiF Workshop

Legal:Inter:Faces. Ein „Netzwerk Quartäre Jurist:innenbildung“ als Antwort auf die Herausforderungen der Digitalgesellschaft?

Date: 28 - 30 September 2022
Convenors: Norbert Paulo (Graz, AUT), Hanjo Hamann (EBS Universität, Wiesbaden, GER)

Ten years ago, the German Science and Humanities Council (Wissenschaftsrat) pleaded for legal studies to increase its interface potential with other academic disciplines. Meanwhile, digitalisation in our social, economic, and legal systems have raised new questions, created new resources and enabled new methodologies, all of which reinforce the plea for multidisciplinarity of ten years ago. In fact, legal scholars are increasingly educating themselves in neighboring disciplines, some even continuing their education or obtaining a second doctorate. In the language of educational research, this could be called “quaternary jurist education”. Which new questions and research resources motivate legal scholars to take such steps? Which potentials do they realize, which hurdles do they encounter in their discipline? Which reforms in education, hiring and promotion might be advisable to integrate research staff with multidisciplinary pedigrees in legal teaching and research? The workshop will discuss such questions based on hands-on experiences and joint discussion.

Please direct questions concerning the organisation of the workshop to Trixi Valentin at the Conference Office. Questions regarding scientific content and contributions should be directed to the organizers.


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