Rethinking Law & Democracy Education: Student-Led Learning

Date/Time: 26 August 2022, 14:30-16:00
Venue: Kulturhuset and Zoom

Current and past students from the Bergen Exchanges PhD-course, and from the LawTransform student-led course will lead in discussion about how we can advance student-led learning and teaching on democracy and law. How can students be enabled to learn – and teach – in ways that stimulate engaged, critical thinking, and provide useful resources for defending, reassessing, and enhancing democratic values? And that combines insights into liberal democracy with critical openness to other epistemologies and traditions democratic thought? At a time when democracy, human rights, and liberal values such as academic freedom, are under increasing pressure – also in what has long been considered as consolidated democracies – these are urgent issues and require universities across the globe to rethink learning and teaching of democracy and law.

Participants: From this year’s PhD course on Effects of Lawfare: Courts and Law as Battlegrounds for Social Change: Amanda Matos (University of São Paulo), Asaf Ali Lone (Centre for Policy Research), Candace Terman (University of Texas at Austin), Larissa Margarido (Getulio Vargas Foundation), Maren Mainx (University of Central Florida), Martine Jordana Baarholm (UiB), Meliza Marinelli Franco (University of São Paulo), Palesa Lebitse (University of the Witwatersrand) 
Past students from the course: Kyle Chen (University of Texas at Austin),  Anja Tucker (UiB) 
Responsible for the LawTransform student-led course: Giedre Seduikiene (LawTransform),  Alida Steigler (UiB)
Moderator: Lara Côrtes (LawTransform, Intpart Project Coordinator)

This roundtable is part of the LawTransform projects, INTPART/ LawTransform: Effects of Law (274976)​​; INTPART/Autocratization Dynamics; DIKU/“Rethinking Democracy & Law, funded by the Norwegian Research Council , and most of the students participating in the panel are from our partner institutions.