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 Vogel
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 GauerWe 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.
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