Develop your expertise in interdisciplinary legal research to understand and analyze law in contemporary societies.
The course explores the function of law, normativity and power in contemporary political, social, economic, cultural and aesthetic spaces. The thought of one of the most influential contemporary political theorist Jacques Rancière is the common thread of the course (see his book published in Finnish as Erimielisyys, in English Disagreement). At the same time, the course encourages to study and apply innovative, critical and out-of-the-box research practices and methods. The course challenges assumptions how to think law and how to do doctoral research. Thus, it combines substance and skills.
This unique interdisciplinary course brings together students not only from law and other social sciences, but also from humanities and artistic research. Thus, the course gives you a chance to discuss your research with scholars and students from other disciplines.
The course consists of six Wednesday lectures (15.4.-20.5.) and a workshop as a process of learning-by-doing (25.5.-29.5).
The course code is OTT-916 Research Specific Studies. Alternatively, you can use the course as OTT-920, that is, General Competence Studies.
More detailed information, on Moodle 1 February 2020. The course title in Moodle is Spaces of Law and Politics.
Students supplement their knowledge of the discipline; clarify the relationship between their own research and the research traditions and current debate in their field; interpret previous research independently and critically; identify connections between their own research, other branches of jurisdiction and related disciplines; summarise their knowledge of their field of research; draw scientifically justified conclusions; prepare a scientific presentation or article in their discipline; apply scientific research to legal practices; and develop their international activities.
Students complete the module by attending classes in their discipline or field of research, attending an article seminar, completing a course intended to improve their research methodology, delivering a research-based presentation at an international conference, and through other studies which support and promote their dissertation research.