Law Section at the Department of Socioeconomics
The Law Section of the Department of Socioeconomics engages with and analyses the normative frameworks influencing societal processes. Research and teaching focuses on the ordering structures of domestic, European and international law, including their normative foundations and fundamental principles, as well as on legal policy issues and methodology. Our fields of expertise and research interests encompass a considerable variety of different areas of law, including an emphasis on practical perspectives. Having always been an integral part of the Department of Socioeconomics, the Law Section and its staff cooperate in an interdisciplinary manner with the other three sections.
The Law Section comprises of three professors and their staff. It also maintains close institutional and staff ties to the Research Institute for Economic Law and Labour Law (RIEL/FIWA) (in German) founded at the University of Hamburg in 2016.
Among its many other activities, the Law Section and RIEL organize the Hamburger Rechtsgespräche (Hamburg Legal Talks) (in German). This lecture series aims to foster legal discourse beyond disciplinary boundaries. In addition, the publication series Rechtswissenschaftliche Beiträge der Hamburger Sozialökonomie (Legal Contributions of the Hamburg Department of Socioeconomics) (in German), edited by the professors of the Law Section, publishes contributions on current and fundamental issues of national, European and international law.
Prof. Dr. Karsten Nowrot currently heads the area.