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Legal Research: Method & Design
Last Updated Date:   16 June 2022


5 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
The seminar is designed to prepare students to undertake original, primary research in law. Topics and questions to be covered include: what are the principal components of legal research (e.g., topic, thesis, data, variable, etc.); and the different ways these components play out in different kinds of legal research (e.g., doctrinal research, critical research, socio-legal studies, etc.). For classes, students will be asked to assess a variety of published papers. For the final paper, students will be asked to advance a hypothetical research proposal on a topic of their choosing, taking into account the research issues explored in our analyses of the class readings.

Course Convenor: A/P Michael Dowdle

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4290V / LL5290V / LLJ5290V

Contact Hours: 3 hour weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 30%; Research Project (6,000 word Report) - 70% [Due: Fri, 14 April 2023 (9am)]

Preclusions: LL4290/LL5290/LL6290 Legal Research: Method & Design

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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