Legal Research Methods

15 points

Not offered 2022, offered in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

For further information see Faculty of Law


The course aims to provide advanced skills, knowledge and tools of legal research and legal writing together with an academic grounding in the process of questioning and reflection fundamental to the international and domestic legal system, in order to enable students to seek answers to the legal questions that interest them. It will provide students with a thorough grounding in the nature and practicalities of legal research and writing, including the construction of research proposals, questions and strategies, and will equip students with the necessary capabilities to conduct independent legal research. Students will demonstrate that they are able to produce a 1200-word research proposal on a legal topic which identifies a complex topic suitable for an advanced and original legal research paper and plan a programme of research using an appropriate legal research methodology.


Admission to LLM candidature. Head of Department Mandatory.


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