Cultural Expertise in Socio-Legal Studies and History

Socio-Legal Studies Association

The Socio-Legal Studies Association hosts Cultural Expertise in Socio-Legal Studies and History on December 15-16, 2016.

This project will empirically investigate the use and impact of cultural expertise in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Data will be collected through ethnographic fieldwork integrating both quantitative and qualitative data for an extensive and in-depth assessment of cultural expertise in the judicial, pre-judicial, and extra-judicial settings. The objectives will be to: 1) map the terms, conditions, and costs of cultural expertise in civil law and criminal laws; 2) create an interdisciplinary toolkit for measuring the impact of cultural expertise; 3) establish an open access platform for the consultation of cultural expertise; 4) design a teaching and learning module using the cultural expertise impact toolkit; 5) and formulate policy-making guidelines for a cultural expertise leading to sustainable inclusiveness in Europe.


About the author

Reference Librarian, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University