Mini-conference on the behavior of courts

The Law Department at CBS invites you to a mini-conference on the theme of what courts do. The key-note speaker is Professor Lewis Kornhauser, NYU, a leading researcher in law and economics.

Torsdag, 15 februar, 2018 - 14:30 to 17:30



14.30 – 15.15: Lewis Kornhauser, Professor of law, New York University:
What Courts Do and How to Model it

We review the basic building blocks of the case-space approach to modeling courts, particularly cases, dispositions, and rules. We provide numerous examples of case spaces. We clarify the policy-making actions of courts, distinguishing statutory interpretation, review of agency rule-making on procedural grounds, review of agency rule-making on substantive grounds, and constitutional review. We demonstrate that simple versions of the case-space approach are extensible to more complex legal concepts such as evidence, doctrine, and causes of action. We note some of the feed-back effects of judicial actions, particularly on the distribution of presented cases, the behavior in society at large, and on social welfare.

15.30 – 16.00: Shai Dothan, Associate Professor of Law, Copenhagen University:
Judicial Deference Allows European Consensus to Emerge

16.15 – 16.45: Gunnar Nordén, Associate Professor of Law, dr Philos, University College of Southeast Norway:
Reasoned judgments and the rule of law: mixed courts v. juries under norm-based legal uncertainty
The paper can be received from upon request

17.00 – 17.30: Henrik Lando, Professor of Law and Economics, Copenhagen Business School:
The analysis of courts in Alf Ross’ theory of legal science 
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By mail: no later than February 9 2018


Sidst opdateret: Law department // 19/01/2018