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Certificate Course with Live Sessions

Legal Research and Writing

Learn the core skills which any legal professional should possess!

Think, research, and write better!
Paper publications are a good side-effect.

Legal Research and Writing (Feb 5 - Mar 30) Enrol Now!

Course Duration

8 weeks

Course Starts from

February 5

Course Access until

May 30

Course Fee

₹ 5900

About the Course

Legal research and writing are core skills that all types of legal professionals require.

Corporate lawyers, litigators, academicians, judges; just about everyone has to be a quality researcher and writer!

The broad benefits for your ‘Self’ include being a better reader, thinker, researcher, writer, and presenter of the law.

The specific benefits for your ‘CV’ include getting your papers published, winning essay competitions, and generally drafting everything better (cover letters, legal opinions, moot memorials, etc.)!

KEY FEATURES

What will your journey look like?

Choose a research topic and questions. Get personal feedback
Learn about research design and methods Clouds of confusion slowly part away! Doctrinal, analytical, qualitative, quantitative. You got ‘em!
Submit a rough draft of your paper and get feedback. Learn by doing! Implement the learnings of the previous modules Footnotes are your friends by now!
Legal the art of legal writing and presenting Fear no longer of submitting your papers to journals!
Get personal feedback on your final submissions Best students present their papers in an e-conference
Week 1
Week 2-3
Week 4-5
Week 6-7
Week 8

Why should you join this course?

Meet the Faculty

This course has been designed and delivered by Shrutanjay Bharadwaj, Abhayraj Naik, Anupama Sharma, and Vershika Sharma

Vershika Sharma

Graduated from NLU Jodhpur and completed her LLM from HPNLU, Shimla, where she secured a Gold Medal. Academic mentor at IDIA, Rajasthan.

Vershika Sharma
Faculty, Live Sessions
Anupama Sharma

Assistant Professor, Assistant Dean (International Collaborations) and Fellow Centre for Penology, Criminal Justice and Police Studies at O.P. Jindal Global Law School.

Anupama Sharma
Guest Faculty
Sanjit Ganguli

Graduated from NLUD in 2017 (Vice Chancellor's Gold Medal Awardee). Worked at the chambers of Gopal Sankarnarayanan. Currently pursuing LLM from Michigan Law School.

Shrutanjay Bharadwaj,
Lead Researcher and Content Developer, Reading Resources

Graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 2006 and completed LLM from Yale Law School in 2009. Currently an independent researcher and consultant.

Abhayraj Naik
Content Developer and Reviewer

Modules

This course, designed by experts, will help you master the Legal Research and Writing skills!

Course Content

ASSIGNMENTS (KEEP CHECKING FOR UPDATES)
MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL RESEARCH
MODULE 2: LEGAL RESEARCH DESIGN AND THE RESEARCH PROBLEM
MODULE 3: RESEARCH METHODS AND METHODOLOGY
MODULE 4: DOCTRINAL LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS
MODULE 5: EMPRICAL LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS
MODULE 6: LEGAL WRITING
MODULE 7: PRESENTING AND PUBLISHING LEGAL RESEARCH
MODULE 8: ETHICS OF LEGAL RESEARCH
SUPPLEMENTARY MODULE: CITATIONS AND REFERENCING

Download Free Reading Module

Empirical Legal Research Methods - Legal Research and Writing

Certificate

of Completion

Complete the course and get a Completion Certificate!

Excel in your course and get a Merit Certificate too!

Legal Research and Writing (Feb 5 - Mar 30) Enrol Now!

Learners' Feedback

Our average course rating is around 92.4% and our learners love our courses and the care we have for everyone!

Jatin Chandra
5.0/5
Jatin Chandra
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
July-Aug 2022
The course is very very helpful for beginners like me who have never done research before. It gave me an introduction to research and its practical application in a very simple and joyful manner. I came to know that we should achieve our objectives in a time-bound manner for proper discipline and in-time submission. I have achieved the purpose for which I enrolled myself in this course.
5.0/5
Anip Ghose
NEF Law College
July-Aug 2022
The overall experience has been good. The structure of the course is very well organized which helps in understanding the crux of the matter. The Recorded lectures provide an extra benefit when live classes couldn't be attended. The reading materials are so very well written and in such simple language that it's easy to understand the topic and also get better insight into the topic.
Shivangi Vashishta
5.0/5
Shivangi Vashishta
Teri School of Advanced Studies
July-Aug 2022
The overall experience has been very enriching. The course has contributed to improvement in my legal research and writing skills.

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FAQs

No. You’ll have 7-8 live lectures each lasting approximately 90 minutes.

The schedule of the live sessions is released when the course starts.

Most of our live sessions happen on weekends or on late evenings so that all learners (students or
working professionals) can attend them without skipping their regular classes or office.

We suggest that you spend approximately 3-5 hours/week doing the course.

When you spend these 3-5 hours is up to you. You may spend around 40 minutes each day or do it over the weekend.

Yes, this course is designed to help an absolute newbie to learn the fundamentals and nuances of legal research and writing.

Even senior academicians find the course of immense use.

If you are a professional looking to improve their research and writing skills, this course will help you too.

Yes, you can access the course for a total of 4 months [2 months to complete the course + 2 months to review the course].

Please note that the course is complete by the end of the 2nd month. We have strict deadlines for submission of the 4 mini-assignments which have to be followed.

However, if you want to revisit and revise the material in the course, you can do that for 2 months after the completion of the course.

We encourage you to attend the live classes after thorough preparations.

Just like the real charm of a live match/performance is watching it live, the real value of a live class is in attending it live! A lot of new, practical things are covered; and of course, your questions are addressed too.

However, if you miss the live class, you can watch the recorded version of the live class which is uploaded for the specific batch only.

Good research and writing skills are absolutely crucial (no questions asked) for any knowledge professional.

Every legal professional, whether a corporate lawyer or a litigator, a judge or an academician, requires good legal research and writing skills.

Through this course, you’ll learn these core skills.

Consider this: even your CV and cover letters are evaluated by recruiters as short writing samples. Is it written well, formatted well? Interestingly, our students have told us that after this course their internship applications which were rejected earlier were not getting accepted!

Good research, writing, and presentation skills are transferable to multiple domains.
The course will also help you do well in moots, publications, and conferences and seminars.

There is only one compulsory assignment: submission of a 1500-2500 word short research essay.

The assignment is divided into 3 mini-assignments. Submission of:
1. A research topic and questions
2. Submission of a rought draft with references and footnotes
3. Final research paper

Each mini-assignment is followed by feedback from the faculty. Each student is given feedback. We pride on being able to give personalised, 3-level feedback.

The intention of the course is to teach you legal research and writing skills.

Any type of legal drafting, civil or criminal or corporate, requires good research and writing skills.

The focus of this course is not on particular drafts, but on legal research and writing as the broader skill-set. Your drafting will surely improve after doing this course.

Yes.

There are many free, open sources available online which can help you with your research. SSRN, Google Scholar, ResearchGate, IndianKanoon, Government websites, and many free and open law journals (both from India and abroad), are an excellent repository of knowledge, information, and insights.

We also provide a list of such sources.

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