DA3LRM02 Legal Research Methodology II

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. JUDr. David Kosař, Ph.D., LL.M., J. S. D. (lecturer)
JUDr. Ladislav Vyhnánek, Ph.D., LL.M. (lecturer)
prof. JUDr. Kateřina Ronovská, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. JUDr. David Kosař, Ph.D., LL.M., J. S. D.
Contact Person: Andrea Kalivodová, DiS.
Basic legal research methodology course (DA2LRM01 Legal Research Methodology I)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to make the students acquainted with a variety of methodological approaches in comparative law and to help the student apply these methods in his/her research.
Learning outcomes
After the completion of the course, the student will: - understand the main issues of comparative law methodology - be able to apply these methodological approaches in his/her own research
  • 1) Comparative law - basic problems 2) Case studies and case selection 3) Functionalism 4) Alternatives to functionalism As course literature CCL students will read Advanced introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law by Mark Tushnet, other students will read THE FUNCTIONAL METHOD OF COMPARATIVE LAW by Ralf Michaels https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2033&context=faculty_scholarship
    recommended literature
  • Michaels, Ralf, ' The Functional Method of Comparative Law', in Mathias Reimann, and Reinhard Zimmermann (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law. https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2033&context=faculty_scholarship
  • Comparative constitutional law. Edited by Mark V. Tushnet. Cheltenham: Elgar research collection, 2017, xxvii, 735. ISBN 9781785362699. info
  • HUSA, Jaakko. A new introduction to comparative law. Oxford: Hart publishing, 2015, xii, 284. ISBN 9781849467964. info
  • TUSHNET, Mark V. Advanced introduction to comparative constitutional law. Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, 2014, vi, 133. ISBN 9781783473519. info
Teaching methods
Workshop. A workshop together with students of the other version of this course (DAC3CLM Comparative Legal Methodology for CCL) will be organized. The students will be required to read the core materials from the Comparative Legal Methodology for CCL course before attending the workshop.
Assessment methods
evaluation of students' project presentations
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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