November 11, 2013

Methodology workshops for socio–legal researchers

Do you use empirical research in your study of law and society? Would you like to share your experiences with others, and/or learn more about the different types of methods that you can use to enhance your research practice?

Our workshop series kicks off on January 23, 2014 at the University of Bielefeld in Germany, with the next workshop to take place at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom on March 5, 2014

Facilitated by Agnieszka Doll (PhD Candidate University of Victoria, Faculty of Law) and Dr Ania Zbyszewska (University of Warwick School of Law), these collaborative workshops consider empirical methodologies and methods in law and society research. Each workshop is open to 20 participants, and is aimed at doctoral students and early career researchers. Apart from presentations by researchers experienced in a range of methodological approaches, participants will invited to present a brief sketch of their own research methodologies, questions, or dilemmas that might be considered in group discussion. The aim is 1) to reflect on what empirical social-legal research offers/could potentially offer, 2) to support and strengthen understanding of empirical research methods within the socio-legal community, and 3) to foster international flow of ideas about socio-legal research practices. Among others, the workshop will examine textual methods, mixed qualitative methods, ethnographies that can be used by researchers to investigate law, its discourses, and its practices in social, political, economic, and historic contexts.

More information, including how to register, the official program and the names of speakers will be posted by the end of November. In the meantime, feel free to post a comment below. You can also email us with questions at or

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