Hanjo Hamann / Publications


The following selection of twelve academic writings accepted for publication is sorted from newest to oldest.
100 % of these texts are Open Access: 67  % Gold (freely available online), 33  % Green (freely accessible below).

12 … Evidence-Based Jurisprudence meets Legal Linguistics. Unlikely Blends Made in Germany, 43 Brigham Young University Law Review 1473–1501 (2018), jointly with Friedemann Vogel

11 … Open Access in German Legal Academia. Challenges and Perspectives, Blog Droit Européen (2017/10/25)

10 … The Fabric of Language and Law. Towards an International Research Network for Computer Assisted Legal Linguistics (CAL²), 6 International Journal of Language & Law 101–109 (2017), jointly with Friedemann Vogel

9 … Computer-Assisted Legal Linguistics. Corpus Analysis as a New Tool for Legal Studies, 42 Law & Social Inquiry 1–24 (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 195–198 (Bex/Villata ed., 2016), jointly with Friedemann Vogel / Isabelle Gauer

We introduce Computer Assisted Legal Linguistics (CAL²) as a semi-automated method to “make sense” of legal discourse by systematically analyzing large collections of legal texts. Such digital corpora have been increasingly used in computational linguistics in recent years, as part of a quantitative research strategy designed to complement (rather than supplant) the more qualitative methods used hitherto. This use of statistical algorithms to analyze large bodies of text meets with an increasing demand by lawyers for empirical data and the recent turn towards evidence-based jurisprudence. Together, these research strands open exciting avenues for research and for developing useful IT tools to support legal decision-making, as we exemplify using our reference corpus of about 1 billion tokens from the language of German jurisprudence and legal academia.

7 … The Hog Cycle of Law Professors. An Econometric Time Series Analysis of the Entry-level Job Market in Legal Academia, 11 PLoS ONE 1–22 (e0159815 & e0168041/2016), jointly with Christoph Engel

6 … “Begin at the beginning”. Lawyers and Linguists Together in Wonderland, 3 The Winnower 1–9 (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 79–110 (2015), jointly with Sven Fischer / Sebastian J. Goerg

4 … Bovigus. Revisiting a Legal Discovery, 52 Journal of Irreproducible Results 29–31 (4/2014)

3 … Unpacking the Board. A Comparative and Empirical Perspective on Groups in Corporate Decision-Making, 11 Berkeley Business Law Journal 1–54 (2014)

2 … Student Participation in Legal Education in Germany and Europe, 10 German Law Journal 1095–1112 (2009), jointly with Lisa Rieder

1 … The Importance of Intercultural Competence in the Development of Successful International Businesses, Social Science Research Network (2004/8/1)