School of Law

Comparative legal studies - methodological aspects

26 June 2013 | 10:00h | Seminar
The Liberty Building, room G.28

Part of the PhD Researcher Series

The overall aim of this seminar series is to enhance competence in European integration studies with a socio-legal theme.

Speaker: Professor Dagmar Schiek

Comparative studies are used in a wide variety of PhD and other legal research projects. If addressing an EU theme, it is nearly impossible to avoid a comparative approach, as EU policies or legal concepts impact differently in different Member States. Also, most EU legislation and even case law originates from a limited number of Member States.

Consequently, it is impossible to comprehend these without considering national law. Comparative law is thus a fascinating, but also complex subject which must be approached in interdisciplinary ways.

The seminar gives an overview of different approaches and provides examples on how comparative legal studies can inform a PhD throughout.

Further information and registration

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Location Details

The School of Law
The Liberty Building
University of Leeds

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