Blog: Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies
In this week’s Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Kristin van Zwieten (Faculty of Law, University of Oxford) about the value and limits of doing doctrinal legal research.
Marlou Overheul (Utrecht University) reflects on the impact of emotionally challenging interview settings, and explores mitigating measures.
Professor David Gurnham explores the significance of prisoner poetry, and its value to researchers, in light of the publication of Koestler Voices, Volume 4.
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