Main Research Topics
12 … Evidence-Based Jurisprudence meets Legal Linguistics. Unlikely Blends Made in Germany, 43 Brigham Young University Law Review forthcoming (2018), jointly with Friedemann VogelGerman legal thinking is infamous for its hair-splittingly sophisticated dogmatism. Some of its other research contributions are frequently overlooked, both at home and abroad. Two such secondary streams recently coalesced into a new corpus-based research approach to legal practice: Empirical legal research (which had blossomed in Germany already by 1913) and research on language and law (following German pragmatist philosopher Wittgenstein 1922). The article introduces these research traditions in their current German incarnations (Evidence-Based Jurisprudence and Legal Linguistics) and shows how three common features – their proclaimed pragmatism, their skepticism towards legal authority and their big data strategy – inspired a new corpus-based research agenda: Computer Assisted Legal Linguistics (CAL²).
10 … The Fabric of Language and Law. Towards an International Research Network for Computer Assisted Legal Linguistics (CAL²), 6 International Journal of Language & Law 101109 (2017), jointly with Friedemann Vogel
9 … Computer-Assisted Legal Linguistics. Corpus Analysis as a New Tool for Legal Studies, 42 Law & Social Inquiry 124 (2017), jointly with Friedemann Vogel / Isabelle Gauer
8 … Computer Assisted Legal Linguistics (CAL²), in Legal Knowledge and Information Systems. JURIX 2016: The Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference 195198 (Bex/Villata ed., 2016), jointly with Friedemann Vogel / Isabelle Gauer
6 … “Begin at the beginning”. Lawyers and Linguists Together in Wonderland, 3 The Winnower 19 (4919/2016), jointly with Friedemann Vogel / Dieter Stein / Andreas Abegg / Łucja Biel / Lawrence M. Solan
5 … Cui Bono, Benefit Corporation? An Experiment Inspired by Social Enterprise Legislation in Germany and the US, 11 Review of Law & Economics 79110 (2015), jointly with Sven Fischer / Sebastian J. Goerg
2 … Student Participation in Legal Education in Germany and Europe, 10 German Law Journal 10951112 (2009), jointly with Lisa Rieder