On 25 and 26 January 2018, some members of EJLS participated at the First Annual Conference of NoLesLaw, which took place at iCourts in Copenhagen. The diverse contributions from scholars in law, political science and other disciplines made the event truly interdisciplinary and an all-round great success. On the first conference day, participants were challenged to push their creativity in a workshop about designing new visualisation techniques for legal research. This was followed by a workshop on the ethical and methodological dimensions of interviewing lawyers. The second day was kicked off with an engaging discussion on the epistemological foundations of legal empirical research, after which speakers presented their research on four different panels: on international law and international courts, courts and communication, EU law and national courts, and the language of courts.
Since 2016, EJLS is an official collaborator of NoLesLaw – a network of scholars with the aim to increase the quality, scale and relevance of legal empirical research. This collaboration is part of EJLS’ long-term goal to provide a dynamic platform for Legal Empirical Studies and broaden the scope of its contribution in this field of legal research. The publication of a special issue on Legal Empirical Studies with contributions by members of NoLesLaw is planned for later this year.
For more information about NoLesLaw, its members and projects, see here.