Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Social Sciences - Berlin Graduate School of Social Science

Panagiotis Develekos

Panagiotis Develekos

BGSS Generation 2022



"From Law and Society to New Legal Realism: Legal realist (dis)continuities in American socio-legal thought".



Prof. Dr. Anna-Bettina Kaiser



My research project aspires to explore the intellectual history of American sociolegal thought with a focus on the legacy of American legal realism, and its reemergence in contemporary academic movements like law and political economy, and new legal realism. The central question I seek to answer is to what extent a "return of legal realism" (Priel 2018) has indeed taken place and, if so, why a tradition once considered obsolete appears to be undergoing a revival.

Research interests:
Sociolegal Theory, Legal Realism, Intellectual History, Law and Political Economy.