On January 18 2019, the second workshop of the Socio-Legal Lab takes place at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. While the first workshop provided an overview on methods of socio-legal research, part two aims to delve deeper into socio-legal ‘data’ and different ways of seeing, approaching and using it.
The one-day workshop will start with an introduction of key questions raised in the first workshop. This is followed by a panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Susanne Baer, Prof. Dr. Philipp Dann, Prof. Dr. Julia Eckert, Prof. Dr. Marie-Claire Foblets in which one fundamental challenge of analyzing socio-legal data will be addressed: How do we bridge common dichotomies in socio-legal research such as micro/macro structures, critical/engaged/applied knowledge production or descriptive-analytical/normative-dogmatic approaches?
The second half of the workshop is devoted to methodological sessions organized by the participants based on their interests. These sessions will engage in the following discussions: How is data from different sources like archives or interviews collected, coded and produced? How do these processes construct knowledge and produce different narratives? And what does this mean for the work of individual researchers?
The event is organized by the Socio-Legal Lab, an initiative of graduate students. It is a space for students/researchers who would like to apply socio-legal methods in their research projects, but face theoretical/methodological challenges in doing so. The Lab aims to create a collaborative learning atmosphere to discuss and ideate about what it means to do socio-legal research.
Organization and venue
When? 18 January 2019, 9.00 – 19.00
Where? Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 9, 10117 Berlin, Room E25
The workshop is open to students and researchers interested in conducting socio-legal research. Please confirm your participation until January 10th 2019 on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2RxHZbO. For further information, please contact one of the organizers:
The workshop is supported by the Law & Society Institute Berlin and the Berliner Arbeitskreis Rechtswirklichkeit.