LWZ401 Legal Research Methodologies

The unit deals with research methodologies relevant to law and legal scholarship. Topics include:

Traditional concepts of research and the nature of legal research (including doctrinal research, reform-orientated research and theoretical research)

Research methodologies in relation to legislation and case law

Sourcing information

Electronic research techniques

Research in a trans-national legal context

Research in the context of a changing domestic and international legal environment

Planning and recording research

Legal analysis and writing

Ethical issues

Unit Information

Semester 1 2018

No textbook required