Course no. 1: Practical Research and Legal Information Retrieval

19.01.2021 | Webadministrator

Dato ons 10 mar tor 11 mar
Tid 09:00    17:00
Sted Online via Zoom


To discuss practical problems connected with legal research when designing a research work and to provide tools in this context.

To provide participants with skills to perform advanced legal information retrieval, and obtain an understanding of the interaction between paper-based and digital search.

To provide knowledge of the criteria used when examining a PhD dissertation.


The course will build on the participants’ specific needs, problems and reflections on their subjects. Therefore, the teaching will be organised as an interaction between presentations and discussions based on the participants’ own experiences and problems. Our aim is to exchange experience and reflection rather than one-way communication. It is therefore vital that each participant has considered the practical problems connected with his/her project.

Programme  (to follow)

Course responsible

Professor Bettina Lemann Kristiansen (

Participants’ preparation

Participants are requested to send one paper to Mette Hyldal Lauritzen – 26 February at 12:00 at the latest.

The paper shall deal with: (1) a short presentation of your research project, (2) a short presentation on which areas of information retrieval (e.g. legal sources, databases, literature, etc.) you would like the lecturers to have a focus on, and other problems and issues that your information retrieval has given or is expected to give rise to. Be concise and organized. The paper also has to include (3) the practical problems you have experienced in your research already and problems that you expect to experience in your continued work.

Do not exceed three typed pages – one on each topic.

See information on relevant reading materials in the program.


The course is included in the mandatory course package for PhD fellows at the Department of Law, Aarhus BSS, AU, where there is an overall credit. For other participants, the credit is 2 ECTS.


English, if there are participants who are not are familiar with Danish

Registration fee



Please sign up for participation at the AU webshop no later than 19 February 2021 at 12:00 a.m.

Number of participants

A maximum of 20 people