The Mind and Method of the Legal Academic, Introduction

The Mind and Method of the Legal Academic, Introduction (pp. 1-7), Edward Elgar Publishing 2012

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Jan M. Smits

Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This Introduction (pp. 1-7) to the book The Mind and Method of the Legal Academic assesses the recent turn away from doctrinal research towards a more empirical and theoretical way of legal investigation and offers a fresh perspective on what it is that legal academics should deal with and how they should do it. The book also considers the consequences which follow for the organization of the legal discipline by universities and uses this context to discuss the key questions of the internationalization of law schools, quality assessments, legal education and the research culture. Being the first book to address the aim and goals of legal scholarship in an international context, this study will appeal to academics, graduate students, researchers and policymakers in higher education.

Keywords: Legal scholarship, research methodology

Suggested Citation

Smits, Jan M., The Mind and Method of the Legal Academic, Introduction (2012). The Mind and Method of the Legal Academic, Introduction (pp. 1-7), Edward Elgar Publishing 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2456764 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2456764

Jan M. Smits (Contact Author)

Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) ( email )

P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, NL-6200 MD
Netherlands

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