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. While not all of these will be appropriate for the particular PhD project each student is undertaking, the PhD is a training for a career in legal research, so awareness of other 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 understand their current research projects in their broader contexts, and to determine their research questions and the appropriate methods through which to pursue their PhD studies.

Restrictions on availability: Available to PhD students in the School of Law, and PhD students from other schools whose projects involve legal research.

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

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