Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 10 Oct/Nov 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Price: £99.95

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


The Mind and Method of the Legal Academic


ISBN13: 9781782540380
Published: September 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2012)
Price: £22.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780857936547



Low stock.

In a context of changing times and current debate, this highly topical book discusses the aims, methods and organisation of legal scholarship.

Jan Smits 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 organisation of the legal discipline by universities and uses this context to discuss the key questions of the internationalisation 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 insightful study will appeal to academics, graduate students, researchers and policymakers in higher education.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence, General Interest
Contents:
Preface
Introduction: A Discipline in Crisis?
1. Legal Science: A Typology
2. The Homo Juridicus: Towards a Redefinition of Normative Legal Science
3. Methodology of Normative Legal Science
4. Organization of the Legal-academic Discourse Synopsis
References
Index