Optional course in the doctoral program.  

The purpose of the course is to reflect on the relationship between the legal studies and the theoretical and methodological developments of the cultural and social sciences; especially after the ‘linguistic turn’ and to learn how to use discourse analysis in legal research. More specifically, the goal is to examine how the legal discourse works, what are its tacitly assumed underpinnings and how it constructs its implicit interpretative rules.  The course should give students a broader set of methods to use in legal analysis and to facilitate cooperation in interdisciplinary research programs.

The course shall convene once each month (4-5 hours), consisting of lectures (2 h) and datasessions (3 h). For each session there will be a literature set that needs to be studies in advance.