15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module seeks to provide an advanced level introduction to the diverse spectrum of legal scholarship and legal research methods and techniques. Students following the module will be on a foundation year for PhD studies. This provides training for a career in legal research, so awareness of a wide range of legal research methods is essential for future career development. Students will refresh or enhance their legal research skills and receive training in a range of research methods and techniques. The module will assist students to develop their skills in legal research proposal writing, and the carrying out of legal research projects.

Staff Contact: Francesca Strumia
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Law):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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