March 4th-5th, 2021, University of Lodz, Poland

Venue: The conference will be held ONLINE hosted on the MS Teams plattform (live streaming)

While the list of speakers for this event is now closed, it is still possible to attend the event without giving a paper. The list of speakers and the titles of the presentations will be made available on February 1st, 2021 on the conference website:


Organisers: Department of Specialized Languages and Intercultural Communication, University of Lodz.

Local organising team:
Prof. Stanislaw Gozdz-Roszkowski
Prof. Gianluca Pontrandolfo (University of Trieste)
Prof. Julia Mazurkiewicz-Sulkowska
dr Paulina Nowak-Korcz
mgr Joanna Kozłowska
mgr Aleksandra Makowska.


The aim of this conference is to create the opportunity for scholars working otherwise in different disciplines to share their views and insights into various dimensions underlying contemporary judicial discourse. We wish to bring together lawyers (academics as well as practitioners), political scientists, legal linguists, media specialists, sociologists, etc. to consider a wide range of court-related phenomena and processes. The areas envisaged for scholarly discussion include but are not limited to the following:

  • The judicialisation of politics
  • The organisation and working methods of courts and their impact on judicial discourse
  • The nature and function(s) of judicial dissent
  • Media representations of courts and the judicial decision-making process
  • Public perceptions of courts
  • Courts and their image (communicating with the wider audience)
  • Judicial and political ways of conflict resolution
  • Judicial argumentation
  • Persuasive and evaluative concerns in judicial discourse

Papers for the workshop have been selected through a review process and will be presented during a two-day workshop. The atmosphere of the workshop will be informal and will give the participants an opportunity to present and discuss Each paper will be assigned a discussant. The atmosphere of the workshop will be informal and will give the participants an opportunity to present and discuss their ongoing research in a stimulating and interdisciplinary setting. In addition to individual papers being grouped in theme-related panels, we plan to hold roundtable discussions.

The working language of the conference is English.

The fee for attending the event is 30 EUR payable until February 15th, 2021. If you would like to attend, please contact Prof. Stanislaw  Gozdz-Roszkowski at stanislaw.gozdz[at]


For further information, please visit the conference website.