Research Articles

A Vision of Global Legal Scholarship



Global legal scholarship should aim to be both post-national and inter-disciplinary. By post-national, we imply that it should rise above national legal systems and cover a more abstract corpus of knowledge about law, of which national legal systems would be an application. By inter-disciplinary, we mean that legal scholarship is enhanced by a deeper understanding of other sciences, without merging with any of them. This places global legal scholarship in a ‘sweet spot’, between traditional national legal scholarship and other social sciences. In order to retain its strong link with reality, global legal scholarship should also espouse empirical research methods.


legal scholarshipglobal lawcomparative lawinter-disciplinarityempirical legal research
  • Year: 2012
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Page/Article: 206–216
  • DOI: 10.1163/22112596-01702008
  • Published on 1 Jan 2012
  • Peer Reviewed