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Legal Professions, Theory and Practice

General details of the subject

Face-to-face degree course

Teaching staff

NameInstitutionCategoryDoctorTeaching profileAreaE-mail
BENGOETXEA CABALLERO, JOSE RAMONUniversity of the Basque CountryProfesorado Catedratico De UniversidadDoctorBilingualPhilosophy of
SAKRANI , RAJAKäte Hamburger Kolleg "Recht als Kultur"OtrosDoctor


Conocimiento de los roles y funciones en el derecho y de las actividades que se desarrollan dentro del derecho entendido como campo jurídico.40.0 %
Conocimiento del fenómeno de la profesionalización en el derecho y las profesiones regladas.20.0 %
Conocimiento de las aportaciones de la sociología de las profesiones y aplicación de este conocimiento para entender las principales profesiones jurídicas desde una perspectiva comparada.20.0 %
Comprensión de la comparación de profesiones jurídicas en distintos sistemas Manejo del conocimiento adquirido en el curso sobre litigación y resolución de confictos para aplicarlo a las profesiones jurídicas20.0 %

Study types

TypeFace-to-face hoursNon face-to-face hoursTotal hours

Training activities

NameHoursPercentage of classroom teaching
Case analysis20.0100 %
Discussion5.0100 %
Text analysis20.0100 %
Written discussion of a topic30.010 %

Assessment systems

NameMinimum weightingMaximum weighting
Attendance and participation50.0 % 50.0 %
Evaluation by means of the presentation of projects50.0 % 50.0 %
Written examination50.0 % 50.0 %


a) Contemporary Socio-Legal Theories and the Understanding of the new social movements

The Breakthrough of the New Social Movements

Hierarchichal/Heterarchical/ Circular Production of Law

Digital Movements and E-Democracy


Compulsory materials

HARVEY, David. Social Justice and the City. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2008, p. 96-119.

ROOS, Carne. The Leaderless Revolution. How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics ins the 21st Century. Simon & Schuster: London, 2012. P. 183-205.

Cohen, E.S., 2013. Legal Pluralism, Private Power, and the Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Global Political Economy. Oñati Socio-legal Series [online], 3 (4), 679-701. Available from:

Cohen, E.S and Cutler, A.C., 2013. Law, Contestation and Power in the Global Political Economy: An Introduction. Oñati Socio-legal Series [online], 3 (4), 611-621. Available from:

CHRISTAKIS, Nicholas; Fowler, James. Connected. The Amazing Power of Social Networks and How they Shape Our Lives. HarperPress: London, 2011, p. 172-209.

MASON, Paul. Why It¿s Kicking Off Everywhere. The New Global Revolutions. London: Verso, 2012, p. 127-152.

CASTELLS, Manuel. Networks of Outrage and Hope. Cambridge: Polity Press, p. 110-155.

DAVIS, Martha. Occupy Wall Street and International Human Rights. Fordham Urban Law Journal, 931 (2012). [online]. Available :

SCHWARTZ, Germano. How Does Soccer Influence the Political System and Juridify Social Movements? Brazil June 2013. Paper to be Published.

BRANDÃO, Alexandre Fleck Soares; COSTA; Renata Almeida da; SCHWARTZ, Germano. The Political and Law Response to Brazil¿s June Days: An Analysis of the Judicialization and Criminalization Process in the city of Porto Alegre. Paper to be Published.


REVISTA LUHMANN, Niklas. The World as a Social System. International Journal General Systems, 1982, Vol. 8, p. 131-138.

REVISTA HABERMAS. Jürgen. Multiculturalism and the Liberal State. Stanford Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 5. (May, 1995), pp. 849-853.

REVISTA TEUBNER, Gunther. Breaking Frames: The Global Interplay of Legal and Social Systems. American Journal of Comparative Law, Volume XLV, Winter 1997, Number 1, p. 150-169.

REVISTA FISCHER-LESCANO & TEUBNER, Gunther. Regime-Collisions : the Vain Search for Legal Unity in the Fragmentation of Global Law. Michigan International Journal Law, vol. 25, p. 999-1046.

REVISTA Thorset, May, 2011. Democracy in a Globalised World. Oñati Socio-legal Series [online], 1 (5), 1-17. Available:

REVISTA GIDDENS, Anthony. Risk And Responsibility. The Modern Law Review, vol. 62, N.1, (1999), p.1-10.

REVISTA SOUSA SANTOS, Boaventura de. Public Sphere and Epistemologies of South. Africa Development, Vol. XXXVII, No. 1, 2012, pp. 43 ¿ 67


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