Legal Research Skills Course [Law Students & Junior Lawyers]
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Legal Research Skills Course [Law Students & Junior Lawyers]

Short course on Legal Research Skills covering necessary elements to undertake independent legal research.
4.8 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
30 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Carry out independent legal research for their assignments
  • Differentiate between different sources of law according to their importnace for the legal research
  • Identify issues at the initial stages of their legal research assignment
  • Collect necessary facts for their legal research
  • Present findings of their research in a structured and professional manner
  • Carry out independent legal research for their cases (if they have started their own legal practice)
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Requirements
  • Interest in law and commitment to improve legal reasearch skills!
Description

What do people say about this course?

******* “The course is excellent … explains everything in a plain language. Thank you.”

******* “You cannot afford not learning legal research skills if you are a law student or in the legal profession. This course makes things clear and easy”. 

******* "The beauty is that these are very good and short lectures ,I will say a must-have course for anyone interested in improving his legal research skills. This course conveys in few sittings what books will tell in hundreds...."

Knowledge is of two kinds.  We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information about it. James Bowel

Legal Research Skills is considered as a fundamental and core skill for the law students and budding lawyers.  More and more law schools are concerned about developing this skill for their students at the initial stages of their legal studies.

This 'ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LEGAL RESEARCH' course is aimed at the law students undertaking their undergraduate or postgraduate law courses anywhere in the world in any jurisdiction.  The course teaches essential and practical legal research skills you need right from the start of your legal career through to the completion of it (I hope that is retirement from your professional life if you wish so!).

The course discusses strategies for undertaking legal research for a particular assignment and discusses, supports and encourages well established practices and practical approaches towards carrying out effective legal research.  The course covers all stages of the legal research; from the point when a student or a lawyer is handed an assignment through to presenting the final findings of the research to the tutor or supervisor.

I have been involved in carrying out legal research extensively during my postgraduate degrees and then in my legal practice for around seven years in total.  The course also reflects my personal experience of undertaking legal research and working at a law firm ranked in 'Chambers and Partners', the organisation that identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.

The course also includes useful Latin terms, abbreviations, practitioners' texts and contains wide range of invaluable and free online resources which will be helpful in finding relevant resources for research purposes.  The resources include material from independent organisations and also include resources from number of legal jurisdictions for you to explore them further.


Who is the target audience?
  • Students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate courses in law
  • Junior lawyers at the initial stages of their legal practice
  • Anyone interested in improving their legal research skills
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to Legal Research Skills
3 Lectures 05:58

Start Improving your Legal Research Skills Now!
02:14

Sources for the Legal Research
02:07
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Planning Legal Research
5 Lectures 13:12

Facts Collection and the Objective of the Research
03:58


Formulation of the Key Search Terms
02:48

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Undertaking Legal Research
3 Lectures 13:49
Best Strategy to Approach the Legal Research Problem
05:26

Primary & Secondary Resources
04:49

Keeping Record of your Legal Research Trail
03:34
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Presenting Legal Research
5 Lectures 08:59
Introductory Section
03:28


Advice & Next Steps
00:57

Methodology of the Legal Research
01:07

Updating of the Law
00:38
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Legal Research Resources (Highly Recommended)
9 Lectures 19:53
Diagram & Proforma (Legal Research & its Presentation)
00:24

Most Commonly Used Latin Terms
00:03

Useful Abbreviations
05:20

Law Journals & Legal Practitioners' Texts
06:05

Useful Websites (Valuable Free Links)
01:13


Country-wise Legal Resources
04:45

Referencing Style
00:09

Thank You!
00:56
About the Instructor
Tufail Hussain LL.B. (Hons), LL.M., Bar-at-Law
4.6 Average rating
10 Reviews
61 Students
2 Courses
Barrister and Law Tutor at Udemy

Tufail Hussain, a barrister, has passion for teaching law and has experience of tutoring law students for over 5 years. In addition to his LL.B. (Hons) and LL.M. in Corporate & Business Law, he also holds Certificate in Delivering Learning.  Tufail has also got experience of working in corporate and commercial areas of law including the law of tort. He is also a winner of the prestigious 2009 Annual Students' Advocacy (Or Mooting) Competition and has represented his alma mater in inter-institutional UK competition on criminal trials.  He is also a newspaper columnist and has interest in Justice Systems of the developing countries.