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MASTER'S PROGRAMME AND WORKSHOPS

MASTER'S PROGRAMME

It is a one-year programme (60 ECTS) accredited by the UPV/EHU. Thirteen two week courses from September to March (40 ECTS) and a Master Thesis (Research Project) from April to September (20 ECTS) [+programme]
We accept students with good first degrees in law, sociology and other social sciences (eg geography, political science, economics, psychology, journalism, cultural studies, criminology, philosophy, etc.). 
Taught by leading international experts [+] who travel specially to Oñati for the programme. While the IISJ is located in the Basque Country, the programme is taught entirely in English. [+info] [+applications]
Deadlline for application forms: February 20, 2015
Further information: susana@iisj.es

WORKSHOPS 2016

The International Institute for the Sociology of Law invites applications to hold workshops at its facilities in 2016. The Institute provides modern, full-equipped meeting rooms of various sizes, excellent accommodations in its Residence, arrangements at local restaurants at very reasonable prices, free bus service from/to the nearest airport and train station, total logistical and planning support. Publishing [+] options.

Regulations for applications [+info] [+application form].
The deadline for applications: February 13, 2015
Further information: malen@iisj.es
Schedule
19 – 30 Jan. 2015

Course on "How much democracy within democracy: formal and informal sources of power" (+info)
By Prof. Andrzej Zybertowicz (+info)

2 - 13 Feb. 2015

Course on "Socio-Legal approaches to the new social movements" (+info)
By Prof. Germano Schwarz (+info)

16 – 27 Feb. 2015

Course on "Law and Anthropology" (+info)

By Prof. Martin Ramstedt (+info)

News
TWO NEW ISSUES IN OSLS

Vol. 4, n. 5 (2014): Evaluating Judicial Performance

(Special issue)

Issue edited by Francesco Contini (National Research Council of Italy), Sharyn Roach Anleu (Flinders University) and David Rottman (National Center for State Courts).

The articles in this issue tackle the conceptual issues associated with defining good judging and the purposes of evaluating judges, and ask such questions as: What values are central to the judicial role? What knowledge, skills, abilities, and other qualities are important to judicial performance? What does scholarship tell us about judging and judicial performance? What are the challenges in measuring judicial performance, the extent to which existing evaluation programs can capture what it means to be a judge, and the potential for developing multi-method evaluation programs? An underlying theme is the nature and desirability of linking evaluations of individual judges with evaluations of the court system and the ways in which results from performance evaluation can be incorporated into educational and other programs designed to promote improvements in the quality of the judiciary.

The papers cluster around three major themes: (i) Conceptual and methodological issues; (ii) Experiences of evaluating judges; and (iii) Empirical research findings. [+info]

Vol. 4, n. 6 (2014): Justice in Literature: New Perspectives on European Legal Culture

(Special issue)

Issue edited by Joxerramon Bengoetxea (University of the Basque Country) and Iker Nabaskues (University of the Basque Country)

The articles gathered in this issue are the result of papers presented at the workshop held at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law on 20-21 May 2013 on Perspectives of Justice in Literature: Perspectives from Justice and Fundamental Rights in Literature: an Approach from Legal Culture in a European context. Literature and literary fiction can act as a thread that helps different disciplines to communicate with each other and can thus help go beyond the strictly legal field opening up to questions of justice and rights. These papers deal with issues of justice - mainly Fundamental Rights, but also procedural aspects of justice and its administration, philosophical perspectives of justice - and of legal culture - local, European, Universal - as reflected through and by literature. [+info]

 
Master's Programme 2015-2016
 

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