Exploring Legal Meaning

The Open University

Course Information

The methods covered are doctrinal, historical, comparative, socio-legal, critical and feminist and trans-national. For each one, a case study is used to enable the strengths and weaknesses of that particular approach or perspective to be evaluated.

The examples range from areas such as the debate surrounding criminal responsibility of children, to the role of the media in the family courts and measures to tackle international corruption.


The Exploring Legal Meaning programme offered by The Open University is delivered and accessed wholly online through a dedicated website. It will be possible to download the study materials and read them offline but many of the activities will require you to work online.

You will be required to undertake online research. Access to the OU Library and online legal databases are provided as an integral part of this module. You will also have access to the Master of Laws (LLM) website.

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