Søren Stig Andersen

Søren Stig Andersen

Assistant professor, Part-time lecturer

Current research

Animal law: Broad research into animal law, including how different ethical positions are reflected in animal legislation. Current topics include a comparison of the level of protection with respect to production animals respectively companion animals, and the legal representation of animals in various contexts (criminal and civil litigation, administrative law, a possible animal ombudsman, etc.).

Digital management: What is the legal framework for digitalisation in the public sector? Currently focus on the underlying legal principles and values on which the authorities must (or should) base their use of digital systems, insofar as there are no authoritative sources of law that address the issues in question. A particular focus point is the use of machine learning: What criteria can be identified for the use of such algorithms by public authorities?

Primary fields of research

  • animal law
  • digital management
  • environmental law
  • philosophy of law
  • legal theory


Currently teaching EU law and administrative law at KU Science.

Extensive teaching experience (since 1999) in Philosophy of Law, Sociology of Law and Jurisprudence at the Faculty of Law.

Furthermore, teaching experience in legistics and various topics of administrative law.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Why and how does proximity matter in litigation: a Levinasian approach

    Andersen, Søren Stig, 2012, In: ARSP. Archiv für Rechts- und Socialphilosophie. 130, 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Dyrs rettigheder - et svar

    Andersen, Søren Stig, 1999, In: Juristen. 3, p. 126-127 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearch

  3. Dyrs rettigheder

    Andersen, Søren Stig, 1998, In: Juristen. 7, p. 249-267 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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