Event Information:

  • Wed

    Law as Text in Context

    9:00am - 3:30pmiCourts Open Meeting Area, Studiegaarden, Studiestraede 6, 1st floor, DK-1455 Copenhagen K

    iCourts invites to the seminar Law as Texts in Context: International Case Law from a Discourse Perspective focusing on the application of corpus linguistics and discourse analysis in legal research.

    One of the main objectives of iCourts’ research agenda is to explain how international law establishes itself as an independent legal order through the case law of international courts. We want to study that development, not through a conventional legal analysis of the court decisions, but through a variety of descriptive approaches that entail a detailed study of the discursive processes that create, influence and change international law. These include discourse analysis and corpus linguistics.

    The speakers at this research seminar are all renowned researchers in their respective fields, and will present their view on how descriptive studies of law as text can elucidate not only the texts of law, but also the law as text. In doing so, they invite the participants to reflect on the possible gains, losses, new understandings and misunderstandings that may result from applying insights of language studies and linguistic methods in legal research.

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