Monitoring is a fashionable word or a new methodological model? The question is essential, because we are talking about the concept, which extends the scope of its usage and gains polysemy, penetrating into various spheres of knowledge. In the field of law monitoring is a special concept that reflects the specifics of the studies of law and has pronounced methodological meaning, or meanings, because they are synthesized complex measurements and operations. However, the development of the conceptual and methodological foundations of the legal monitoring is more of a task than current practice, and this is especially true for the development of its philosophical content. Does it exist at all? What are the grounds for a positive answer to
this question? This issue is reflected in research A. Akmalova, Y. Arzamasov, A. Dydykina, I. Zhuzhgov, T. Moskalkova, J. Nakonechnyj, A. Pashkov, Y. Tikhomirov, I. Farman, V. C hernikov, I. Shutak and others. In scientific studies there is a lack of unified approaches to the understanding of the epistemological foundations of the legal monitoring. Therefore, the aim of this research paper is to identify the main characteristics of the monitoring epistemological context: theoretical and cognitive and socio-legal content, scope, significance and use, as well as a new focus its methodological orientation; to determine the place and purpose of the legal monitoring in the structure of different forms of knowledge. The term of «monitoring» is quite wide spread in academic literature. In practice this concept and its derivatives are used regardless of the sector. Therefore, it is necessary to track and analyze all the key points of the historical evolution of the concept of monitoring: from its initial interpretation to the fact that developed during the Soviet period, that is the interpretation, which at this stage is recognized as inadequate and subject to reconsideration.So, according to our definition, the legal monitoring is a pragmatic method of obtaining knowledge and self, a special type of activity of state authorities, civil society institutions with the aim of analyzing, assessing and forecasting the quality of regulations and enforcement. The action of the legal monitoring is not aimed at the discovery of the objective reality, and the organization of research in the field of law and track its dynamics, resulting knowledge. Interpretation of monitoring as a method of cognition gives new material for the characteristics of the driving forces of cognitive activity and modern types of knowledge. Theoretical terms of reference to the monitoring helps to give a more adequate way the modern educational process. The scope of the monitoring is both science and social experience. Particularly complex cognitive at its core function monitors the system, integrated, global studies. In social terms, legal monitoring can be considered as the methodology of implementation and monitoring of the dynamics of creation of normative-legal acts and their implementation. In General, legal monitoring can be described as promising method educational practice and experimental science as a tool for the solution of specific tasks of life and management of the situation, especially in today’s modernization.
Keywords: monitoring, legal monitoring, method, technique of legal monitoring, analysis, evaluation, prediction