1165 København K
Tlf: 21 17 95 65 (man-fre kl. 9-15)
Konference — This conference is designed to comment on Shai Dothan's monograph manuscript titled "Law as a Science: Fundamental Principles of Transnational Legal Scholarship". The purpose of this book is to investigate what methods of interpretation and understanding of the law are useful for legal scholarship.
Date & Time:
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, 1st floor, room 4A.1.46, South Campus, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S
The main idea is that legal scholarship needs to regularly make assumptions about the content of the law and about human behavior to better understand legal doctrine. For example, law and economics scholars often assume that people are rational or that that the law aspires to efficiency. These assumptions may be untrue, but they can lead to hypotheses about the content of the law that are susceptible to empirical investigation against relevant legal sources. In contrast, conceptual thinking about the essence of the law does not make claims that can be falsified by observing legal sources.