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2013.03.11 | News type, Research news, People

Students to benefit from new research into international law

The Department of Law at Aarhus University has received a DKK 6 million grant from the Professor Max Sørensen Memorial Foundation. The grant is to be used to boost the study of international law and will greatly benefit law students at the university.

2013.03.08 | News type, Research news

Law professor appointed to new committee on human rights law

The Danish Ministry of Justice has appointed Michael Hansen Jensen, Professor of Law at Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences, to a special committee on human rights law tasked with assessing the importance of granting greater prominence to human rights in Danish law.

2013.02.28 | Lecture / talk, Public/media, Staff

Max Sørensen lecture pulling in crowds

On 19 January 2013, the renowned AU law professor Max Sørensen would have been 100 years old. The event was celebrated in a packed Lakeside Lecture Theatre. Supreme court judge Jens Peter Christensen, LLD, gave the anniversary lecture.

2013.02.11 | Public/media, Students, Staff

Max Sørensen lecture 2013 – constitutional law and political science

To mark the centenary of the birth of Max Sørensen, professor at AU and LLD, Jens Peter Christensen, high court judge and LLD, will be giving a lecture about Max Sørensen on 19 February 2013 from 12.15 until 13.15 in Lakeside Lecture Theatre 1.

2012.11.26 | Knowledge exchange, Public/media, Events

Democracy and fundamental rights of individuals – are international human rights conventions superior to Danish laws?

Denmark has committed itself to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights administered by the European Court of Human Rights. The Danish Constitution also protects human rights, but the Convention on Human Rights can be interpreted more broadly in some aspects, meaning that the European Court of Human Rights interprets the convention…

2012.10.26 | Knowledge exchange, Public/media

New growth model to strengthen small and medium-sized enterprises

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Denmark now have the opportunity to participate in a new and growth-centred project. PwC, Nykredit and Aarhus University, which are behind the project, have undertaken to strengthen SMEs and their competitiveness.

2012.09.07 | People

AU professor to help decide fundamental rights in the EU

Professor Jens Vedsted-Hansen from the Department of Law at Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences, is a new member of the Management Board of the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). An agency which works to protect citizens’ rights.

2012.08.18 | People, Knowledge exchange

Part-time legal lecturer keynote speaker at international competition

In July, part-time lecturer Mikkel Gudsøe from the Department of Law was the keynote speaker at the Master Class which kick-starts the ‘International Negotiation Competition (INC)’. The competition aims at strengthening the negotiation skills of future lawyers.

Palle Bo Madsen, Professor of Law, has received academic recognition by becoming a new member of the Danish Competition Appeal Tribunal. Photo: Line Ziegler Laursen

2012.06.26 | People, Aarhus BSS

Professor appointed to the Competition Appeal Tribunal

Palle Bo Madsen, Professor of Law at Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences has become part of the highest authority within competition law in Denmark.

The Department of Law is the only department this year to have received three postdoctoral scholarships amounting to a total of DKK 5 million. Photo: Jesper Rais, AU-foto

2012.06.26 | Awards, Research news, Aarhus BSS

Aarhus University receives DKK 5 million for legal research

The Department of Law at School of Business and Social Sciences is the only department this year to have received three postdoctoral scholarships from The Danish Social Science Research Council (FSE). The three scholarships amount to a total of DKK 5 million, which is the largest sum granted to one single department this year.

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Event archive

Thu 12 Nov
09:00-16:40 | Aulaen, Aarhus University, Nordre Ringgade, 8000 Aarhus C.
Security and governance in the global Arctic: Nordic and international perspectives - day 1
The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for policy-makers and academics to deliberate on how the security, resilience and sustainability of the globalized Arctic region and its peoples may be enhanced and what instruments of governance may most suitably contribute to that.
Wed 30 Sep
16:00-18:00 | Department of Law, Aarhus University, Room 247 Building 1410
Stopping the Boats: the Australian asylum model and Europe's refugee crisis
As Europe searches for answers to the current migrant and refugee crisis, the Australian asylum model is receiving increasing attention within Denmark and further afield as a potential part of the solution. Join refugee law academics from Aarhus and Aalborg universities discussing future prospects for the European response and the relevance of Australia's model to Europe.
Mon 31 Aug
14:00-15:30 | S-bygningen, bygning 2610, Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V.
Inaugural reception for dean Thomas Pallesen, Aarhus BSS
To mark the occasion of Thomas Pallesen’s appointment as dean of Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University will host a reception on 31 August.
Wed 03 Jun
13:30-17:00 | Aarhus University, Building 1410, room 147
Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples (with Focus on the Arctic Region)
While business development plays a crucial role in the development of welfare and employment in the remote parts of the world, the interests of extractive industries and indigenous peoples may clash on many levels. This workshop thus seeks ways to analyze how the seemingly contrasting interests of the extractive industries and indigenous peoples could be harmonized.
Thu 28 May
12:00-13:00 | Department of Law, building 1414, room 247
Toxic debt and compensation of investors - the case of credit rating agencies
Senior Lecturer, Dr Ann Wardrop, La Trobe University, Australia, tells us about how the Australian court has handled rating agencies who breached their duties to investors concerning the rating of financial products.
Mon 11 May
13:00-15:30 | Lecture hall 011, building 1324, Aarhus University
PhD defence: The ‘direct effect’ of EU international agreements through a US lens
Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi will at his defence provide us with insight in the ‘horizontal direct effect of international agreements’
Mon 26 Jan
09:00-17:30 | The Conference center, Mogens Zielerstuen, Frederik Nielsens vej 2-4
Conference on Framework Agreements and Public Procurement Law in the European Perspective
Since the introduction of Framework Agreements (FAs) in 2004 by the Public Sector Directive, they have gained popularity and importance on the public tender market. It is argued that FAs are more efficient than traditional procurement as they save both the purchaser and the supplier the time, resources and costs associated with negotiating terms and conditions every time an individual contract is made. We invite all interested parties to the conference on Framework Agreements and Public Procurement Law on January 26, 2015.
Fri 24 Oct
09:30-15:00 | Konferencerum M1, Konferencecenteret, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4, Aarhus Universitet
Opening seminar of INTRAlaw
We are pleased to invite you to this seminar which will celebrate the establishment of the research centre INTRAlaw (International and Transnational Tendencies in Law) within the Department of Law at Aarhus University. See the programme here
Thu 18 Sep
09:00-18:00 | Aarhus University Assembly Hall, Nordre Ringgade 1, Building 1412, 8000 Aarhus C
CONFERENCE: International Commercial Law from a Nordic and Baltic Perspective: Status and current challenges
The Nordic and the Baltic countries' withdrawal of reservations to the UN Convention on Contract for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) last year creates new legal questions and causes familiar legal challenges to resurface.
Fri 28 Feb
13:00-15:30 | Bygning 1441, lokale 112
PhD defence: David Telyas
“The Interface between Competition Law, Patents and Technical Standards”

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