Prof. Augenhofer first met with Prof. Adams-Prassl to discuss their joint research interests. They were working on developing a conceptual framework for access to justice and compare the situation in the European Union – with Austria as an example for detailed review – and the United Kingdom, using the United States as a reference country. They also examined how access to justice can be improved through digital means.
Prof. Augenhofer was invited to join a dinner with colleagues at Magdalens College which provided for "an interesting insight into college life at Oxford" as she said.
On October 27, she gave a guest lecture on "Access to Justice in the Digital Age" at the European Law Discussion Group which took place as a hybrid event. Three PdD students had been in charge of the organization of the lecture and hence, Prof. Augenhofer had the opportunity to engage with students in Oxford too. After the talk, she had the chance to catch up with Prof. Hugh Beale, one of the “fathers” of European Private Law.
As for future plans, Prof. Augenhofer and Prof. Adams-Prassl plan a research visit to the University of Innsbruck in spring 2022. Furthermore, Prof. Augenhofer wants to return to the University of Oxford for a longer period in fall 2022.
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