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Edinburgh Legal Research Network Colloquium

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Online Event


Wed 28 April 2021
14:00 - 16:00

The University of Edinburgh’s Empirical Legal Research Network (ELRN) serves as a nexus for those interested in empirical research and the study of law in society. The ELRN holds events at the University of Edinburgh throughout the academic year.

An ‘Empirical Legal Research Network Colloquium’ took place online via Blackboard Collaborate on Wednesday, 28 April from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Several speakers shared their results from recently conducted or ongoing empirical legal research, they also reflected on the various empirical methods used.

Speakers included:

  • Session 1 - Jonathan Hardman (Lecturer of International Commercial Law, Edinburgh Law School) and Nicholas Rowell (Senior Sky Survey Researcher, School of Physics and Astronomy): “The Director Daisy Chain: An Interdisciplinary Empirical Research Project"



  • Session 2 - Sarah Jane Cooper-Knock (Lecturer in International Development, University of Edinburgh): "A summons to the Magistrates Courts"



  • Session 3 - Ben Matthews (Research Fellow in Criminology, Edinburgh Law School): “A crime drop for whom? Changing inequality in the profile of victims in Scotland from 2008-09 to 2017-18”



  • Session 4 - Chiara Cooper (PhD Candidate, Edinburgh School of Law): “Caught between desire and danger: power, agency, and emotion work in American college women's heterosexual lives”





For more information about this event and the ELRN please contact Dr Edward Dove: