Legal Research  

2 ECTS / 12h / English

The course introduces the students to (academic and non-academic) research in law. The course is divided into two parts. The first part is a set of lectures on a number of discrete topics: plagiarism and the ethics of research; analysis of case law; the technical, policy and theoretical strands of legal argument; and the role of interdisciplinary research. Each of the sessions purports to furnish the students with tools suitable to the challenges of global lawyering. The second part, is a seminar addressed exclusively to students writing long papers or a dissertation. Students will write individual proposals in accordance with written instructions delivered through the course website and present them to the class. Each presentation is followed by an informal exchange among the participants in the seminar.


Matej Accetto is president of the Constitutional Court of Slovenia. Accetto graduated from the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law in 2000 and…