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Paul Scholten Colloquium with Jeanne Gaakeer, professor of legal theory, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Organized in collaboration with the Amsterdam Centre on the Legal Professions (ACLP).

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Date 15 October 2019
Time 12:00 - 14:00
Location Roeterseilandcampus - building A
Room A3.01
Roeterseilandcampus - building A

Room A3.01

Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam


Combining her expertise in legal theory and her judicial practice in criminal law in a Court of Appeal, Jeanne Gaakeer explores the intertwinement of legal theory and practice to develop a humanities-inspired methodology for both the academic interdisciplinary study of law and literature and for legal practice.

This volume addresses judgment and interpretation as a central concern within the field of law, literature and humanities. It is not only a study of law as praxis that combines academic legal theory with judicial practice, but proposes both as central to humanistic jurisprudence and as a training in the conduct of public life. Drawing extensively on philosophical and legal scholarship and through analysis of literary works, Gaakeer proposes a perspective on law as part of the humanities that will inspire legal professionals, scholars and advanced students of law alike.

Chapters of this  book will be discussed by Pauline Phoa (EUR) and Iris van Domselaar (UvA).

For more information please contact Roland Pierik (