Module Identifier LAM2020  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Stephen J Skinner  
Semester Available semesters 1 and 2  
Other staff Mr Richard W Ireland, Professor Christopher S P Harding, Dr Catherine Dupre  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   11 x 2 hour seminars  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment A book review: 1000 words - presentation  50%
Semester Assessment Oral Presentation - A poster on an author  50%
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.


- Using historical primary sources & archive work
- Secondary sources and historiography
- Comparison of law: methodological aspects and theories
- Supranational dimension of law (international, european, cross border)
- Influential theoretical schools and streams

Note: the precise syllabus of this course may vary slightly subject to teaching staff and students? interests.


This module is at CQFW Level 7