© 2012

Integrating Socio-Legal Studies into the Law Curriculum

  • Caroline Hunter


  • A practical guide to a growing academic area

  • Will be of interest to every law department in England and Wales (and elsewhere in the UK)

  • Written by wellknown experts in the field

  • Part of Palgrave's new Sociolegal studies series


Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Socio-Legal Studies book series (PSLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Themes, Challenges and Overcoming Barriers

  3. Developing Modules and Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Morag McDermont, Bronwen Morgan, David Cowan
      Pages 19-36
    3. Peter Vincent-Jones, Sarah Blandy
      Pages 37-53
  4. Socio-Legal Studies in the Foundation Subjects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Rosemary Auchmuty
      Pages 69-103
    3. Linda Mulcahy, Sally Wheeler
      Pages 104-120
    4. Simon Halliday
      Pages 141-160
    5. Charlotte O’Brien
      Pages 184-201
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-209

About this book


An important collection examining how socio-legal studies and empirical legal research can be integrated into the law curriculum, looking at both core qualifying subjects and stand-alone socio-legal modules, and considering theoretical and methodological approaches combined with practical examples.


contract contract law criminal law EU Law European Union (EU) Family Law law legal studies property law reform research

Editors and affiliations

  • Caroline Hunter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of YorkUK

About the editors

CAROLINE HUNTER Professor of Law at York Law School, University of York, UK.

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The collection is a very welcome addition to the literature on teaching and learning in law. All of the contributions are by leading legal scholars, are thoughtful, and repay reading.' - Andy Boon, The City Law School, Journal of Law and Society