Working Group on Civil Justice and Dispute Resolution

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC12 Sociology of Law (host committee)

Language: English

The panel is devoted to empirical and theoretical research in the justice and dispute resolution field. In recent years, there were increasing interests in quantitative survey research on experiences of legal problems and access to justice in an unprecedented number of countries. Now we have opportunities for comparative studies of civil disputes and dispute handling behavior among countries with different socio-legal backgrounds. We will further explore socio-legal factors which effectively predict the use of lawyers and that of a court procedure. Not only empirical papers based on surveys, field works or depth-interviews, but also theoretical papers are welcomed, provided that they are empirically based and oriented, even if they do not present original data, either quantitative or qualitative.
Session Organizer:
Luigi COMINELLI, University of Milan, Italy
Masayuki MURAYAMA, Meiji University, Japan
Oral Presentations
Gender and Class Inequalities in Access to Family Justice (France-Québec)
Émilie BILAND-CURINIER, Rennes 2 University, France
Paths to Justice of Small and Medium Enterprises in Poland
Jan WINCZOREK, University of Warsaw, Poland; Karol MUSZYNSKI, University of Warsaw, Poland
Arbitrating in the Shadow: A Sociolegal Study of Labor Arbitration in Brazil
Ana Carolina CHASIN, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp), Brazil
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