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******* “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.
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.