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Doctrinal legal method (Black Letterism): assumptions, commitments and shortcomings

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dc.contributor.author Kilcommins, Shane
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-09T13:16:25Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-09T13:16:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5786
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract It has always struck me when asking postgraduate law students to write research proposals in which they should work through the core elements – question, structure, methodology, originality/location in the literature – how challenging they find the process of articulating their methodologies. The issue of methodology is a difficult one for lawyers for a variety of reasons: we are not ordinarily exposed to quantitative and qualitative methods at undergraduate level, and we are often reluctant (initially at least) to push sociological, conceptual or standpoint accounts. Whilst many of these concerns are understandable given the heavy emphasis on conventionalism at undergraduate level (though this is being ameliorated in recent years), it seems clear that these gaps extend to even the most fundamental of methodologies for lawyers – doctrinal legal method. Consider, for example, the following attempts at articulating this methodology: en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Clarus Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Legal Research Methods: Principles and practicalities: Cahillane, Laura & Schweppe, Jennifer (eds);chapter 1
dc.relation.uri http://www.claruspress.ie/shop/legal-research-methods/
dc.subject lawyers en_US
dc.subject methodology en_US
dc.subject undergraduate level en_US
dc.title Doctrinal legal method (Black Letterism): assumptions, commitments and shortcomings en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-05-09T13:07:44Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2693839
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Legal Research Methods: principles and practicalities.
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed


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