Socio-Legal Research Methods & Methodologies
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Socio-Legal Research Methods & Methodologies Law

For Advanced Students and Professionals | This course, organized by the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance & Society, aims to provide an orientation to the possible forms of socio-legal research and the tools that can be deployed in conducting such research. The participants are introduced to various approaches to socio-legal research and are trained to use and apply certain research methods in order to collect and analyze data.

  • Start date 02-07-18
  • Duration 10 days
  • Level Adv. Law | Professionals
  • Location Leiden
  • Course fee t.b.c.

Course information

The Summer School on Socio-Legal Research Methods & Methodologies takes place from 2 to 11 July 2018.

Further information concerning the exact program, number of participants and fee will be posted soon.

Academic content

The summer course introduces participants to various approaches to socio-legal research (legal pluralism, legal consciousness, critical legal studies, critical race studies, law and culture, etc.) and trains them to use and apply certain research methods in order to collect and analyze data (building a survey, conducting interviews, participant observation, etc).

Target audience

In the course there will be a lot of space for participants to bring in questions related to their own research (plans) and to get some one-on-one feedback by experts in the field. This makes the summer course particularly interesting for PhD students/ graduate students/ master students, but also for legal scholars who are looking for an introduction into the field of socio-legal scholarship.

Lecturers and speakers

Maartje van der Woude, Professor of Law & Society, Leiden Univeristy & Chair, Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance & Society

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Socio-Legal Research Methods & Methodologies

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