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.
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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.)!
What will your journey look like?
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
This course, designed by experts, will help you master the Legal Research and Writing skills!
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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.
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.