DAL6MM01 Multidisciplinary Methods in Law

Faculty of Law
Spring 2025
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. JUDr. Tomáš Sobek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Mgr. Martin Škop, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Tomáš Sobek, Ph.D.
Contact Person: Tereza Buchalová
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
Course objectives
Actual issues on legal methods. Presentations of recent, actual or running legal researches. The course offers an multidisciplinary approach to legal research. Except of core doctrinal legal science or normativist theories (Reine Rechtslehre), legal research - especially empiric approaches - use other methods rather than methods developed by classical legal science (doctrine).
Learning outcomes
After successfully completing course, student is able to:
- Design specific research in law;
- Use multidisciplinary methods in legal research;
- Compare legal research and research in other similar disciplines;
- Compare different legal methods and use them in legal research;
- Analyze law in broader social context.
  • 1. Narratology in legal research.
  • 2. Oral history in law.
  • 3. Anthropological research in law.
  • 4. Ethnographical research in law.
  • 5. Poststructuralist methodology. Language based research.
  • 6. Economical approaches to legal research.
    recommended literature
  • FIKENTSCHER, Wolfgang. Law and anthropology. Second edition. München: C.H. Beck, 2016, xxxii, 547. ISBN 9783848713196. info
  • CRESWELL, John W. A concise introduction to mixed methods research. Los Angeles: Sage, 2015, xiv, 132. ISBN 9781483359045. info
  • Author and narrator : transdisciplinary contributions to a narratological debate. Edited by Dorothee Birke - Tilmann Köppe. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015, vi, 274. ISBN 9783110348361. info
  • Ethnography and law. Edited by Eve Darian-Smith. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007, xxi, 586. ISBN 9780754625025. info
  • Thinking through things : theorising artefacts in ethnographic perspective. Edited by Amiria J. M. Henare - Martin Holbraad - Sari Wastell. New York: Routledge, 2006, x, 237. ISBN 1844720713. info
  • Law and anthropology. Edited by Peter Sack - Jonathan Aleck. Aldershot: Dartmouth, 1992, xxxi, 527. ISBN 1855211440. info
  • History and power in the study of law : new directions in legal anthropology. Edited by June Starr - Jane F. Collier. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989, x, 377 s. ISBN 0-8014-2113-6. info
Teaching methods
class discussion, presentations by professionals, reading
Assessment methods
Discussion on selected multidisciplinary method related to the topic of doctoral thesis.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
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