Module Identifier LAM2020  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Christopher Harding  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Ms Melanie Williams, Mr Richard Ireland, Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   10 x 2 hour autonomous learning group sessions  
Assessment Presentation   Oral Presentation    
  Course work   Written guide to working with a selected and approved category of materials and documentation (3000 words) plus a Book Review exercise    
  Resit assessment   Resubmission of failed coursework    

Brief description

This module provides training in (a) an appreciation of the philosophical and epistemological foundations of legal and socio-legal research and research in cognate interdisciplinary fields and of the different objectives and principles inherent in each of these fields; and (b) the location, reading and use of different media, in particular literary and historical sources, as compared with conventional legal sources, material and documentation.


Philosophical and epistemological foundations of legal, socio-legal and cognate interdisciplinary research
Theories and traditions of research in the above fields
Research perspectives, arising in particular from culture and gender

Access to documentation and databases : national, European and international sources; official documentation; archival material.

Location and use of different media and material : literary and historical sources.