Juristic Practice as an Act of Experience
- Date: 4/4/2017 at 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
- Location: N.B. Hall 4573, Östra Ågatan 19
- Lecturer: Luca Siliquini-Cinelli, Senior Lecturer, Department of Law, Liverpool Hope University, UK
- Organiser: Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice and the Department of Law (Uppsala University)
- Contact person: Stella Marceta
Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice and the Department of Law (Uppsala University) kindly invite you to a guest lecture titled “Juristic Practice as an Act of Experience” with Uppsala Forum visiting fellow Luca Siliquini-Cinelli, Senior Lecturer, Department of Law, Liverpool Hope University, UK.
Our existence is highly legalised, and law is being pervasively practised. The proliferation of transnational judicial networks and forms of cooperation, as well as the emergence of multiple methods of legalisation on the post-national scale and the evolving interest in (transnational) comparative legal analysis, are just some of the many examples one might give in this regard. Yet over the past decade, many scholars have claimed that law schools and the legal professions are witnessing a profound, existential crisis for a variety of reasons.
This lecture aims to contribute to the academic debate on the general crisis faced by law schools and the legal profession by discussing why juristic practice is a matter of experience rather than knowledge. Through a critical contextualisation of Vilhelm Lundstedt’s thought under processes of globalisation and transnationalism, it is argued that the demise of the jurist’s function is related to law’s scientification as brought about by the metaphysical construction of reality. The suggested roadmap will in turn reveal that the current voiding of juristic practice and its teaching is part of the crisis regarding what makes us human.