Olivier LECLERC

Olivier LECLERCResearcher

CNRS Research Professor
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Olivier Leclerc is senior researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is head of the research group ‘Sciences, innovation, and democracy’ and a member of the executive board of the Center for Critical Legal Research (CERCRID) at the University of Lyon. Olivier is Honorary fellow at Kent Law School and a member of the research group SoCriL (Social Critiques of Law).

Olivier’s primary area of research involves the production, diffusion and use of scientific and technical knowledge in public and private decision-making. His research interests include expertise, evidence, whistleblowing, scientific work. His research is informed by insights from comparative law, theory of law, sociology of law, and Science and technology studies.

Olivier has published several books and papers (full publication listing). Recently published books and edited collections include Un jalon vers une "science de la preuve" : la représentation graphique des raisonnements probatoires (Dalloz, 2019), Protéger les lanceurs d’alerte. La démocratie technique à l’épreuve de la loi (Lextenso, 2017), Savants, artistes, citoyens : tous créateurs ? (Editions Science et bien commun, 2017, ed.), L’analyse juridique de (x). Le droit parmi les sciences sociales (Kimé, 2016, with R. Encinas de Munagorri, S. Hennette-Vauchez, C. M. Herrera), Droit de la preuve (Puf, coll. "Thémis", 2015, with E. Vergès et G. Vial).

Olivier was trained in both law, economics and management in the universities Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, Rennes 1 and Paris Nanterre. He has been a fellow at the Ecole normale supérieure de Cachan. Olivier holds a Ph.D in private law from the University Paris Nanterre (2003) and is accredited to supervise research (HDR, 2012). Before being appointed to the CNRS in 2011, Olivier has been an associate professor at the University Paris Nanterre (2005-2011). He has held visiting positions at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Universidad Carlos III, Universidad Complutense, Arizona State University, Kent Law School, Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, University of Western Australia. He teaches evidence, sociology of law and comparative labour law in various French universities (university Lyon 2, university Jean Monnet, university Paris Nanterre).

Olivier’s doctoral dissertation has been granted distinctions by the Chancery of the universities of Paris and the Institut des Hautes Études sur la Justice.

Contact
Send an e-mail to Olivier LECLERC (olivier.leclerc @ univ-st-etienne.fr)