Course No. III: Practical Experience and Theories of Legal Interpretation, Implementation and Application of Law

8-9 December 2020 - Digital Zoom meeting

25.09.2020 | Linda Andersen

Dato tir 08 dec ons 09 dec
Tid 10:30    16:30
Sted Digital Zoom meeting


To show the PhD fellows the different approaches to implementation of law and to interpretation of statutory rules and principles that are used in practice – making them interested in the characteristics of the legal area they are studying.

To acquaint the PhD fellows with the general and more specific theories and practices in different systems of judicial reasoning. The PhD fellows will receive practical advice from senior and junior researchers and they will have the opportunity to discuss with each other the experiences – and the challenges – that they have in their own research with their analyses of different forms of implementation and/or interpretation. Young researchers will give examples of their just finished PhD research and their current Post.Doc. research and their focus on issues related to interpretation and implementation.


The theme of this course involves the intersection of debates about different methods of interpretation and application of law (traditional discussion about grammatical, historical, systematic, teleological and dynamic/political interpretation) and the broader question on the implementation, interpretation and application of law by courts, tribunals, national regulatory authorities, and other bodies having the power to decide on the implementation, interpretation and application of legislation ­– generally as well as in individual cases, involving also ‘judicial dialogue’ between such authorities.

Programme and assignments

Course responsible

Bettina Lemann Kristiansen, professor 

Participants' preparation

Participants are requested to send one paper to Bettina Lemann Kristiansen, professor cc. Tinna Meyer by 20 November 2020 at the latest. Details on the paper are in the programme.


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 3 ECTS.

Registration fee



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


Tinna Meyer (, 16 November 2020 at 12.00 a.m. at the latest. Zoom link will be sent to the participants before the course takes place. 

Number of participants

A maximum of 13 people