Law and Theory Workshop


The workshop offers a space for open, critical engagement with legal and theoretical questions from a range of diverse perspectives. Select essays and book chapters are circulated in advance and then discussed together during the session. 


Spring 2021: Law and Emotions

02.03.21 : Stefan Häussler, Psychoanalytische Rechtstheorien und die Reflexion von Gefühlen in der Rechtsphilosophie

16.03.21: Julia Hänni, Juristisches Urteil – seine wahrnehmungstheoretischen Voraussetzungen

30.03.21: Sandra Schnädelbach, Vom inneren Trieb zum psychophysischen Paradox: ein emotionshistorischer Blick auf die Vermessung des Rechtsgefühls um 1900

13.04.21: Pierre Legendre, The Other Dimension of Law

27.04.21: Julia J. A. Shaw and Hilary J. Shaw, From Fact to Feeling: An Explication of the Mimetic Relationship Between Law and Emotion

11.05.21: Greta Olson, The Turn to Passion: Has Law and Literature Become Law and Affect?

25.05.21: Pavel Vasilyev, A Revolutionary Feeling of Justice? Emotion and Legal Judgement in Late Imperial and Early Soviet Russia (* please note the change to the original programme *)


The workshop will take place virtually via Zoom. Should you wish to receive the link and texts, please register at

Please note that unless otherwise indicated, the discussion of the texts will be in German.