LEGAL METHODOLOGY:
Legal Methodology
Chair of General Theory of Law and State
Legal Methodology
Study: Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
Code: 61345
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: izv. prof. dr. sc. Luka Burazin
Basic data
Legal Methodology Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
4.0 61345
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
izv. prof. dr. sc. Luka Burazin

Mondays 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room 47
Literature
REQUIRED: Goran Dajović; Ogled o metajurisprudenciji; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Beogradu (2015), str. 1-155
REQUIRED: L. Burazin; Posredno i neposredno vrednujuća teorija prava, Revus - časopis za ustavnu teoriju i filozofiju prava, 20 (2013), str. 35-45;
REQUIRED: Duško Vrban; Metodologija prava i pravna tehnika; Pravni fakultet u Osijeku (2013), str. 8-55
RECOMMENDED: Kenneth E. Himma; The Methodology of Conceptual Analysis, in: The Nature of Law - Philosophical Issues in Conceptual Jurisprudence and Legal Theory; Foundation Press (2011), str. 484-566
Description
The introductory part of the course discusses the role and tasks of the methodology of law as well as the subject-matter of legal theory and goes on to define the possible stages in the construction of a successful analytical legal theory. Thereafter, it outlines how conceptual analysis works in general and how different kinds of conceptual analysis affect the object of inquiry, mainly focusing on H.L.A. Hart s and J. Raz s methodological approaches. It then analyses B. Leiter s proposals for naturalising legal theory. The next topic covers Dickson s dichotomy between indirectly evaluative and directly evaluative legal theory. Thereafter, the course considers R. Dworkin s method of constructive interpretation as a rival to the methodology adopted by legal positivism. It then presents Finnis s normative approache to the subject-matter of legal theory. Finally, the course will analyse dogmatic, sociological, comparative and historical methodological approaches to law.
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