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Socio-legal Trajectories in Germany and the UK: Cultures, Actors and Institutions

We are a team of researchers exploring socio-legal trajectories in a two year project (2021-2023) that is housed at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory (project website).

Our research project examines the contours and cultures in the field of law and society in Germany and the UK. It employs comparative and empirical methods alongside self-reflective socio-legal theory to undertake a comprehensive and critical mapping of a disputed and ever-evolving terrain, over the past 60 years. It will collect comparative data on the institutional landscape and history, academic biographies and identities, and enrich our understanding of key actors and events in the development of non-doctrinal study of law in the last decades.

This survey is part of our data collection and we would be most grateful if you could spare 15 min to complete it and help us identify the complex stories that make up socio-legal studies.

If you are a retired scholar, or if you have left academia, please answer the questions on research/teaching as applied to your active career.

You can contact us at  with any questions/ feedback you might have.

Thank you!

Dr. Christian Boulanger (Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory (mpilhlt), Frankfurt am Main)

Dr. Naomi Creutzfeldt (University of Westminster, Affiliated Scholar at mpilhlt)

Dr. Jen Hendry (University of Leeds, Affiliated Scholar at mpiltlh)

The data in this survey is collected anonymously and will be used exclusively for research purposes. It will published as open data (in aggregate form where necessary) after the conclusion of the project.  If you have any questions, please contact