Department of Business Humanities and Law

PhD defence: Luisa Hedler

Monday, June 19, 2023 - 13:00 to 15:00

PhD defence: Luisa Hedler

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Luisa Hedler has submitted her thesis entitled: 
Time, Law and Tech
the introduction of algorithms to courts of law


This dissertation examines how the legal system perceives the introduction of algorithms in courts as a means of handling the demands of time, efficiency, and risk. Drawing on a case study of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice and the National Council of Justice, it explores the shape of the legal system that accommodates algorithm use, the characteristics of this system, and the implications of such use, in this way contributing to the legal-sociological literature on law and technology. It finds that the introduction of algorithms has been perceived as the only possible solution to an acute situation of crisis combined with budgetary constraints, and that projections concerning the depth of change the new tools would bring have been complex and even contradictory. 


 Primary Supervisor: 
Professor Poul Fritz Kjær 

Department of Business Humanities and Law 

Copenhagen Business School 

Secondary Supervisor: 

Professor with special responsibilities Jan Trzaskowski 

Department of Business Humanities and Law 

Copenhagen Business School 

 Assessment Committee: 

Associate Professor Justine Grønbæk Pors (Chair) 

Department of Business Humanities and Law 

Copenhagen Business School 


Professor of Public Law Marcelo Neves 

Faculdade de Direito 

Universidade de Brasília 


Associate Professor Marc Mölders 

Faculty of Sociology 

Bielefeld University 


The thesis will be available from


The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in the area between PH408 og PH407. 

Organised by 

CBS PhD School 


19 June 2023 




Copenhagen Business School 
Porcelænshaven 26
2000 Frederiksberg 
Room: PH26_407 (4th floor)


It will also be possible to attend the defence via Zoom at the following link: 

*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off! 


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