Workshop: Investigating the Impact of Law through Interdisciplinary Research

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5 April 2018 at 9:00 am – 6 April 2018 at 5:00 pm
Monash University Prato Centre (near Florence, Italy)


International workshop, Prato, Italy, 5-6 April, 2018Prato City

The Ethical Regulation Research Group (ERRG) and the Labour, Equality and Human Rights Research Group (LEAH) will hold a workshop on the theme ‘Investigating the Impact of Law through Interdisciplinary Research’ at the Monash University Prato Centre (near Florence, Italy) on 5-6 April 2018.

Photo taken by Righi Sas of Alessandro Moggi & C.


Research about the impact of law is vital to inform policy debates about proposed legal reforms. However, the tools of traditional legal analysis are limited when addressing questions about the law’s operation in practice. To explore social and economic impacts, for example, the disciplines of anthropology, economics, accounting, organisational studies, political science, psychology and sociology have a great deal to contribute.

This workshop will explore the ways in which questions about the impact of law can be addressed by drawing on disciplinary knowledge, methodologies and theoretical frameworks from both inside and outside the discipline of law. Participants will also be encouraged to reflect on the process of interdisciplinary work, the ways in which multiple disciplines interact within a project and current obstacles that may prevent interdisciplinary projects from flourishing.
.Prato Town Center

Hosted by Monash Business School, this workshop aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines to consider the diverse ways in which they are investigating the impact of law. Participants will include a core group of Monash scholars with backgrounds in law, business, and economics disciplines along with a number of invited international researchers drawn from law and other disciplines. The workshop aims to explore ideas about interdisciplinary research, build research relationships, and provide opportunities for interaction and collaboration.

Photo taken by Righi Sas of Alessandro Moggi & C.

For more information, please contact:

Associate Professor Carolyn Sutherland
Dr Petra Mahy