Introduction: The Foundations of a European Legal Method

2 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2011

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Sanne Taekema

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law

Date Written: September 9, 2011

Abstract

The methods of legal scholarship today are not self-evident. There are various reasons for the growing self-consciousness of legal scholars about their methodology. One of these is the internationalisation of legal research, which among other things has generated a change in the culture of legal publication towards peer-reviewed journals with stricter norms for methodological justification. Another reason is the weakening link between academic legal scholarship and national legal practice, which raises questions about the identity of legal scholarship as something distinct from legal practice and the extent to which methods define legal scholarship. A third reason is the popularity of interdisciplinary research in law, which gives lawyers reason to compare their own methods to those of other disciplines.

Suggested Citation

Taekema, Sanne, Introduction: The Foundations of a European Legal Method (September 9, 2011). Erasmus Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1924856

Sanne Taekema (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law ( email )

3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

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