Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM686: Approaches to Research in Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Indicative  Reading: 
Auchmuty R., ‘Recovering Lost Lives: Researching Women in Legal History’ (2015) Journal of Law and Society 42(1): 34-52

Burton, M and Watkins, D,  Research Methods in Law  (Routledge, 2013) 
Baldwin, R ,  ‘Why Rules Don't Work’ (1990) 53 Modern Law Review  321-37 
Baldwin, R and Cave, M,Understanding Regulation (Oxford University Press, 1999) 
Banakar, R and Travers, M (eds), An Introduction to Law and Social Theory,( Hart Publishing, 2002) 
Bottomley, A. and Conaghan J. (eds), Feminist Theory and Legal Strategy, (Blackwell Publishers, 1993). 
Frankenberg, G, Comparative Law as Critique (E Elgar, 2016)

Feely, M. and Rubin, E,  Judicial Policymaking and the Modern State (Cambridge University Press, 2001) 
Fineman M. and Thomadsen, N. (eds), At the Boundaries of Law (Routledge, 1991) 
Kunz et al., The Process of Legal Research, (Aspen, 2000) 
Harlow, C. and Rawlings, R., Pressure Through Law (Routledge, 1992) 
Hart, H.L, The Concept of Law, ( Clarendon Press, 1961) 
Merry, S., . ‘Global Human Rights and Local Social Movements in a Legally Plural World’ (1997) Canadian Journal of Law and Society 12(2): 247-271. 
O'Donovan, K,  Sexual Divisions in Law (Weidenfeld, 1985) 
Robertson S., ‘Searching for Anglo-American Digital Legal History’ (2016) Law and History Review 34(4): 1047-69

Smart, C., Feminism and the Power of Law (Routledge, 1989) 
Snyder, F., ‘Governing Economic Globalisation: Global Legal Pluralism and European Law’ (1999) European Law Journal 5(4): 334-374 
Stychin, C. Legal Methods (Sweet and Maxwell, 1999) 
Tamanaha, B., A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society, (Oxford University Press, 2001)
Teubner, G,  Juridification of Social Spheres (De Gruyter, 1987 ) 
Thomas, P. (ed), Socio Legal Studies (Aldershot1997) 
Twining W., Legal Theory and Common Law (Blackwell, 1986) 
Wickham, G. and Pavlich, G., Rethinking Law Society and Governance: Foucault's Bequest (Hart, 2002). 
Yilmaz, I. ,’The Challenge of Post-Modern Legality and Muslim Legal Pluralism in England’ (2002) Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 28(2):343-354.