Module Identifier LAM2020  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Ms Melanie L Williams  
Semester Available semesters 1 and 2  
Other staff Professor Christopher S P Harding, Mr Richard W Ireland  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   11 x 2 hour seminars  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Course Work: Written guide to working with a selected and approved category of materials and documentation (3000 words) plus a Book Review exercise(1000 words)   
Semester Assessment Presentation: Oral Presentation   
Supplementary 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 and a variety textual materials.

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.


This module is at CQFW Level 7