LAW 7991

LAW 7991

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This seminar is a course in advanced academic research methodology. The Colloquium is designed to prepare the students to engage in doctoral-level research, analysis and writing, especially in comparative and international contexts. How is the researcher to select an object or subject of investigation? How should she formulate research questions? How should she engage in the study of foreign and domestic legal institutions, doctrines and/or cultures? How is interdisciplinary work to be accomplished? The early portions of the course will involve discussing readings in comparative research methodology, including functionalism, Common Core analysis, legal transplant theory, historicism, law and development, legal pluralism, cultural analysis, colonial studies, and comparative institutionalism. In the latter portions of the course, students will present and critique their methodologically reflective research projects. A modest number of external speakers will be invited to present their work in progress for the purposes of generating methodologically oriented discussion.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement Satisfies the writing requirement.

Comments This seminar course will be required for all first-year J.S.D. candidates. It will also be open first to L.L.M. students and then to J.D. students to the extent that places are available. Visiting scholars and exchange students from foreign institutions are highly encouraged to attend in an unofficial capacity.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18010 LAW 7991   SEM 101