LawTransform PhD Course Effects of Lawfare 2022: Application deadline 10 June!

LawTransform PhD course “Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change”
Course period: 15 August – 30 August 2022 (preparatory period from 8 August)

The application deadline is 10 June 2022! Apply here.

Are you Interested in law as political strategy? How rights, law and courts are used as instruments for social change, and how different groups use legal mobilization in and out of court to advance their goals? Do you wonder when legal strategies are successful – and how we can measure their effects? Then this PhD course is perfect for you. The course offers an introduction to the debates on the potential and limits of law as an instrument of social change, and opportunities to engage with some of the foremost scholars in the field, and international research projects currently seeking better answers to these questions.

The course will have one general track, drawing empirical examples from across a range of social and legal fields, and three special tracks, which will focus on democracy & autocratization through law; gender, sexuality & the law; and contestations over natural resources & climate respectively. 

The course combines real-time online seminars specifically designed for the course, individual and group mentoring sessions with relevant researchers, group work, (hybrid) public seminars that form part of the Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation (BeEx2022) 22-26 August.

Those able to be physically present in Bergen can join the Bergen Exchanges 2022 seminars in person, the rest can join as participants in the parallel online webinar.

More information about the course on our website and on the course page.