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Legal Research: Method & Design
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021

5 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
The seminar is designed to prepare students to undertake original, primary research in law. Major topics and questions to be covered include: - how to write a good literature review and prospectus; - why one must have a method, or, how are "methods" and "data collection" related?; - what is research design?; - how to avoid, or manage, the problem of "selection bias." A major component of the seminar, students will assess a variety of published papers, as well as research projects presented by the faculty.

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Course Convenor: A/P Michael Dowdle & Prof Damian Chalmers

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, 22 April 2022 (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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