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Conference: Empirical legal studies in EU law: Foundations, methods, themes

1 June - 2 June





There is a new empirical turn in scholarship on EU law. It forms part of a broader trend towards methodological self-reflection in the discipline, which has led to a questioning of traditional doctrinal approaches and the embracing of novel research tools. Over the past few decades, but especially during the last ten years, scholars have conducted important quantitative and qualitative studies, thematic networks have emerged, and large-scale empirical projects were successfully conducted.

This conference brings together the main protagonists of the movement – as well as some of its critics – to discuss the objectives, potential, and future of empirical legal research in the EU. It is organised by Dr Jan Zglinski in co-operation with Professor Urška Šadl (European University Institute) and Professor Daniel Naurin (University of Gothenburg, ARENA). The conference will feature 30 leading legal and political science scholars working in the field of empirical legal studies.

Attendance is free – everybody is invited to join, including students and non-LSE researchers.  Please find the Conference Program here.

The proceedings will be live streamed. Please register to receive the Zoom link.

Chair: Dr Jan Zglinski (LSE Law School)

(Dr. Jan Zglinski)


1 June
2 June
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MAR 1.08
Marshall Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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