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Mikael Madsen

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Institutional Representative (UCPH)

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Mikael Rask Madsen’s research is focused on globalization and the role of legal institutions and professionals in these processes, including:

International Courts and their evolutions and challenges
- The role of legal elites in the globalization
- The development of the legal profession
- Legal knowledge and power

His current research concerns the special interaction between law and global integration, the role and power of lawyers in globalization, the increased importance of supranational legal institutions and more generally, the international transformation of law and authority towards networked expertise. Mikael Rask Madsen has significant teaching experience from having studied and researched at a number of leading universities, including École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Oxford University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Strasbourg and Sciences Po - L'Institut d'études politiques (IEP) de Paris. At the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, he directed the Centre for Studies in Legal Culture in the period 2008-11. He is currently the Director and PI of iCourts - the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for International Courts.