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Law & Humanities

Law & Humanities
rattaché au CERSA (UMR 7106)
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POINT (2.3334197 48.8435352)
Address : 92 rue d'Assas 75006 Paris

Law & Humanities is an interdisciplinary team that studies the interactions between law, politics, economics, and literature. Its members are affiliated with the CERSA (Centre d'Études et de Recherches de Sciences Administratives et Politiques).

Research Areas

Law has always been influenced by interactions with other disciplines such as theology, ethics, sciences and technology, rhetoric, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. The work of Law & Humanities examines these combinations and also questions the modalities of these cross-disciplinary influences. Therefore, methodological considerations are an integral part of the group's approach. The integration of knowledge from other disciplines raises questions about the protocols of assimilation and the theoretical and normative issues posed by this interaction. For example, the use of psychology in criminal sciences or economics in competition law illustrates the questions raised by this approach.

The interactions between law and the world of economics are also at the heart of this research. In a "Law & Humanities" perspective, the question of financial communication under legal constraints can be explored. These studies will pave the way for comparative research between France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, echoing a cultural theme.

More generally, the members' research is situated in the field of English for Specific Purposes. This branch of English linguistics focuses on specialized varieties of English, specifically the triptych of domain-discourse-culture in different specialized domains. The linguistic approach to law and its interaction with other fields will be studied within the framework of "Law & Humanities."

For the period 2021-2025, Law & Humanities has chosen to explore the theme of facial recognition from a transdisciplinary perspective.


Law & Humanities organizes a seminar called Law & Humanities Workshops, which aims to explore one or more facets of the intersections or influences between law and political, economic, social, or literary sciences. Scholars are invited to present their work in areas related to the group's research areas. The seminar is reserved for members of CERSA as well as professors, lecturers, teachers, and doctoral students who have made a prior request.


  • Delphine CINGAL
  • Fanny DOMENEC
  • Géraldine GADBIN-GEORGE
  • Mathilde GAILLARD
  • Jennifer MERCHANT
  • Yves-Marie PÉRÉON
  • Amélie RIBIERAS
  • Yvonne-Marie ROGEZ
  • Armelle SABATIER
  • Claire WROBEL

Team coordination: Anne BRUNON-ERNST and Jennifer MERCHANT