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Postgraduate course 2021/2022

Research Seminar (in English)

Type: Elective course
Area of studies: Law
When: 3 year, 1 semester
Mode of studies: offline
Instructors: Polina Malkova
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course will help PhD students to (1) analyze the interface between the role of law in the global political economy and global governance from different perspectives, including the current orthodox division between so-called public and so-called private international law; (2) recognize theoretical and practical points of friction with positive law and areas for improvement; and (3) grasp and handle the politics and principle of today's global per-reviewed and/or indexed academic publishing in international law.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The main aim is to provide PhD students with knowledge and skills sufficient for having their articles published in leading peer-reviewed journals.
  • The main aim is to provide PhD students with knowledge and skills sufficient to publish their articles in leading peer-reviewed journals.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to carry out professional activities in an international setting.
  • Demonstrate ability to draft research and policy texts.
  • Demonstrate ability to search, analyze, and work with legally relevant information by using the juridical, comparative and other specific methods.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with and interpret primary operative tests.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with information (search, evaluate, use information, necessary for fulfilment of scientific and professional tasks, from various sources, including application of the systematic approach).
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge and critical understanding of the major workings of publishing in international legal per-reviewed editions.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the rules and institutions of global governance, and the role of law in the global political economy, as well as the various ways the actors such as States, multilateral institutions, individuals, multinational corporations, global standard-setting bodies, and civil society can and do seek to fulfil their interests.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Global law and regulation.
  • Comparative law.
  • Public international law.
  • Private international law.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Essay
    You should submit an analytical research paper in English (not just 15-20 pages of quotations) of theoretical and practical value, which you will submit, together with a table of contents of your paper and a list of references (minimum 10 books plus other academic sources). Please use footnotes and not endnotes.
  • non-blocking Research paper
    PhD student prepares a research paper for publication.
  • non-blocking Essay
    Each student will be required to submit one academic essay by the end of the course. You should submit an analytical research paper in English (not just 15-20 pages of quotations) of theoretical and practical value, which you will submit, together with a table of contents of your paper and a list of references (minimum 10 books plus other academic sources). Please use footnotes and not endnotes.
  • non-blocking Research paper remotely
    PhD student prepares a research paper for publication.
  • non-blocking Essay
    Each student will be required to submit one academic essay by the end of the course. You should submit an analytical research paper in English (not just 15-20 pages of quotations) of theoretical and practical value, which you will submit, together with a table of contents of your paper and a list of references (minimum 10 books plus other academic sources). Please use footnotes and not endnotes.
  • non-blocking Research paper
    PhD student prepares a research paper for publication.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2019/2020 1st semester
    0.3 * Essay + 0.7 * Research paper
  • 2020/2021 1st semester
    0.3 * Essay + 0.7 * Research paper remotely
  • 2021/2022 1st semester
    0.3 * Essay + 0.7 * Research paper
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Comparative Law Methodology. (2017). Edward Elgar. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsnar&AN=edsnar.oai.dare.uva.nl.publications.97a3fe4e.4984.4ddd.9620.ccf2898196c1
  • Elias, S., Nolo (Firm), & O’Neill, C. (2018). Legal Research : How to Find & Understand the Law (Vol. 18th edition). Berkley, California: NOLO. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1801721
  • Kischel, U., & Hammel, A. (2019). Comparative Law (Vol. First edition). Oxford, United Kingdom: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2032077
  • Posner, R. A. (2017). Legal Research and Practical Experience. University of Chicago Law Review, 84(1), 239–248. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=123123530
  • Введение в сравнительное правоведение в сфере частного права. Т.1: Основы, Цвайгерт, К., 1998
  • Введение в сравнительное правоведение в сфере частного права. Т.2: Договор; Неосновательное обогащение; Деликт, Цвайгерт, К., 1998

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Ferrari, F., & Fernández Arroyo, D. . (2019). Private International Law. [N.p.]: Edward Elgar Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2341616
  • Foundations of legal research and writing, Bast, C. M., 2006
  • Hill, D. (2014). Private International Law. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1424217
  • Methodologies of legal research : which kind of method for what kind of discipline?, , 2013
  • The private international law of companies in Europe: Belgium. (2019). Verlag C.H. Beck. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsnar&AN=edsnar.oai.tilburguniversity.edu.publications.3c3a0a6c.da5d.4bca.861e.fa97c40af8f8
  • The role of comparative law in the development of modern private international law. (2019). Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004412088_010