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
Exam dates:
  • 26. 04. 2021.
  • 07. 06. 2021.
  • 21. 06. 2021.
  • 05. 07. 2021.
  • 30. 08. 2021.
  • 13. 09. 2021.
Exam registration: Studomat
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.
Exam dates
26. 04. 2021.
07. 06. 2021.
21. 06. 2021.
05. 07. 2021.
30. 08. 2021.
13. 09. 2021.