Eva Friis

Senior Lecturer

Research

Research Areas

  • Social Welfare (particularly in the field of social work with vulnerable children and families)
  • Immigration and Labour
  • Decision-making in Courts

Current Research

Eva Friis is currently working together with colleague Karsten Åström in a research project studying how expert knowledge is transferred to and used by lawyers when making decisions in court.

The project titled “Expert knowledge as a basis for judicial decisions? – A study of how professional knowledge is transferred to and used by lawyers when making decisions in court.” is supported by a grant from Vetenskapsrådet.

The overall aim is to describe and analyse Swedish court decisions in three types of cases; crimes against life and health, social assistance, and decisions related to the Planning and Building Act (PBL). The research question is how professional knowledge, based in sources other than sources of law and produced by other methods than legal methods, are being transferred to and used by lawyers in judicial argumentation and decision-making. A further aim is to describe and analyse how legal methods work in practice, and how knowledge transfer to the court affects legal certainty and goal effectiveness.

Recent research outputs

Eva Friis & Karsten Åström 2017 In : Oslo Law Review. 4, 1-2017, p. 28-47 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eva Friis 2016 Festskrift till Karsten Åström. Dahlstrand, K. (ed.). Lund: Juristförlaget i Lund, p. 203-223 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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