Mathias M. Siems
Durham University - Durham Law School; University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research
November 1, 2007
Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 28, pp. 147-164, 2008
In legal academia it is highly controversial how to be original in legal research. This article will try to maintain an attitude of tolerance in not promoting or discrediting one particular methodology. Instead, it will identify four different ways of being original. Perhaps the most common approach is to deal with micro-legal questions. Many legal academics also pursue research in macro-legal questions. Less common but growing is the importance of scientific legal research and research in non-legal topics.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: Legal research, legal scholarship, legal methods, micro-legal research, macro-legal research, scientific legal research
JEL Classification: A12, B40, K00, K10, K20, K40working papers series
Date posted: March 30, 2007 ; Last revised: December 3, 2008
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