Rethinking Legal Scholarship
Hans Micklitz (EUI)
23 April 2024, 11am-5pm
Cycle Interdiscipliarités en droit
11am-12pm: Interview with Hans Micklitz moderated by Anne-Lise Sibony. Prof. Micklitz has a knack for provocative questions about what legal researchers do. He thinks a critical approach to law is necessary but does not shy away from exercising his critical sense also towards interdisciplinary approaches. Hans Micklitz will answer questions about his own research path in European Private law first Germany and then at the European Institute in Florence, where he supervised numerous PhDs.
12.15pm-1pm - Lunch break
1pm-2:30pm – Presentation: Is there a European Advantage in Legal Scholarship? European legal scholarship is traditionally more doctrinal, less empirical or interdisciplinary than US legal scholarship. This is sometimes cause for an inferiority complex. Should it be?
This presentation will offer an update on the chapter A European Advantage in Legal Scholarship? (from Part II - Should Doctrinal Legal Scholarship Be Abandoned?) of Van Gestel, R., Micklitz, H., & Rubin, E. (Eds.). (2017), Rethinking Legal Scholarship: A Transatlantic Dialogue. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2:30pm-3pm - Coffee break
3pm-5pm Masterclass: Participants will briefly present their question relating to positioning within European legal scholarship and get feedback.
Contributions on any topic of European Law or connected to EU law will be privileged. Participants are invited to share questions about their research positioning, how they build (or struggle to build) a critical stance towards the legal development they analyse. Participants are invited to link their question to the above chapter (Is there a European Advantage in Legal Scholarship?) but this is not mandatory.
Doctoral students wishing to benefit from Hans Micklitz' advice will submit a short text (2000 words maximum) explaining their question about their positioning.
Proposals should be sent by email to Hans Micklitz (Hans.Micklitz@eui.eu) before April 15th, 2024. The text (maximum 2000 words) should be attached to the e-mail in Word format.
(Registration closes on April 15th, 2024)