Friday, 29 July 2011

Critical legal study

critical legal study

Critical legal study, (legal research method)

This post will cover the following:

What is the meaning of critical study?

The aim or purpose of using this method?

The required tools?

How to criticise?

Critical study definition:

“That kind of study or method that based on careful analytical study, method or evaluation that aims to provide the view of the researcher regarding a certain view or point”

According to this simple definition we can say that a critical study is part of the analysis study or a comparative study, as the researcher shall based on the outcomes of his/her analytical or/and comparative in order to criticise a view or specific point seeking after providing an evaluation or even a solution to a legal problem

The aims of using a critical study:

1.      To provide the view of the researcher

2.      To declare the importance of a specific point

3.      To compare between two or more views, laws or any sources that the study based on

4.      To set an evaluation regarding the subject that the researcher chose, used or specified

5.      To create an argument that based on a comparative or analytical study

6.      To present the researcher view as a realistic view in respect of the data used in his/her study, whether by agreeing or disagreeing with the main view that the study based on, and by giving a reasonable causes to that view

7.      To highlight the main issues that the study shall deal with

8.      To provide a solutions to the argument that the researcher made

And many other aims or purposes

The required tools to set a critical study:

1.      A certain topic

2.      Enough data

3.      An argument

4.      An analysis or comparative study

5.      A well knowledge in that topic

6.      A good evaluation that you can base on to provide your view

7.      A well structure that your study should based on

8.      A realistic causes and reasonable outcomes

How to criticise?

1.      You need to specified your topic or subject

2.      You need to collect enough data

3.      You need to analyse that data, and in some cases you need to make a comparative

4.      You need to highlight your views, or your evaluations if you have more than one view, law or resource

5.      You should causes your views

6.      You have to input that views under the argument you made in your study

7.      Finally you can place your outcomes basing on that study

It should be noted that this post cover and show the writer view regarding what is a critical legal study and how it may be made, without mentioning any complicated views that deal and define such kind of methodology, in which it aims to simplify the meaning and using this useful and important method

I hope that you find this post useful and helpful, if you have a question or if you have an addition please feel free to place your comment or question under this post

Mohammad Al-Thunibat

M & T

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