Legal Originality

Mathias M. Siems

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Abstract / Description of output

In legal academia it is highly controversial how to ‘be original’ in legal research. This article will try to maintain an attitude of tolerance in not promoting or discrediting one particular methodology. Instead, it will identify four different ways of ‘being original’. Perhaps the most common approach is to deal with ‘micro-legal questions’. Many legal academics also pursue research in ‘macro-legal questions’. Less common but growing is the importance of ‘scientific legal research’ and research in ‘non-legal topics’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-64
Number of pages17
JournalOxford Journal of Legal Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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