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Exploring Legal Meaning (W820)

This module looks at a range of legal research methods which offer different approaches to, and perspectives on, legal meaning - the place and meaning of law in the modern world. The methods covered are doctrinal, historical, comparative, socio-legal, critical and feminist and trans-national. For each one, a case study is used to enable the strengths and weaknesses of that particular approach or perspective to be evaluated. The examples range from areas such as the debate surrounding criminal responsibility of children, to the role of the media in the family courts and measures to tackle international corruption.

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Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2017 - 6 months

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Distance Learning

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