Education & Research

Bucerius Law School's Interdisciplinary Legal Research Program (ILRP)

Bucerius Law School's Interdisciplinary Legal Research Program (ILRP)

Bucerius Law School's Interdisciplinary Legal Research Program (ILRP)
These paintings of Claude Monet became icons of interdisciplinary research since Calabresi and Melamed pointed to them in the titel of a pathbreaking interdisciplinary paper: "Property Rules, Liability Rules and Inalienability, one view of the Cathedral" (1983). The same object appears differently in different light.

Bucerius Law School established its Interdisciplinary Legal Research Program (ILRP) in January 2017, recognizing that legal research is increasingly using methods, concepts and findings of neighboring disciplines to better understand how law influences choices, behavior and policy.

It enhances interdisciplinary legal research about the role of law in the economy, society and culture. ILRP brings to Hamburg a select group of residential fellows and occasional visitors to join Bucerius Law School’s permanent faculty for research on law and economics, law and society, law and psychology, empirical legal studies and legal theory. Guests and permanent faculty work together for joint research projects and papers and organize interdisciplinary workshops and talks by outside scholars thus providing a new forum. The program also supports post-doctoral fellows of Bucerius Law School to visit interdisciplinary centers for the study of law worldwide.

Director of the program is Affiliate Professor Dr. Hans-Bernd Schäfer.

Members of the program’s committee are the president of Bucerius Law School, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Boele-Woelki, Prof. Dr. Karsten Gaede, Dr. Ulrike Pluschke and Prof. Dr. Anne Röthel.  

Contact

For all questions on the program please do not hesitate to get in touch with:

Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Schäfer
hans-bernd.schaefer(at)law-school.de