Rokkan Lecture: Lee Epstein on Judicial Behavior
The Rokkan Lecture 2015 will be held by professor Lee Epstein in relation to the bicentennial of the Supreme Court of Norway.
Professor Lee Epstein is one of the world’s foremost students of judicial behaviour. Her research and teaching centre on law and legal institutions, especially the behaviour of judges.
Epstein is the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at the Washington University i St. Louis, serves as Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago, and as Principal Investigator of the U.S. Supreme Court Database project. She has authored or co-authored over 100 articles and essays and 17 books, most recently An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research (with Andrew D. Martin).
The lecture will be held in English under the title "The Study of Judicial Behavior".
Stein Rokkan and the annual Rokkan Lecture
Stein Rokkan was an international pioneer in comparative politics and political research, particularly known for his contributions to the research on national states and democracy. As professor in sociology, Rokkan had a particular responsibility for the founding of the Department of Comparative Politics in the 60’s. He was also a pioneer of social science data collection and co-founder of The European Consorium for Political Research, ECPR.
The Rokkan Lecture is an annual event by the Department of Comparative Politics. Since Erik Allardt held the first Rokkan Lecture in 1981, the lecture has drawn thirty-four leading social scientists to hold relevant lectures in Bergen.