This module introduces students to key concepts and directed research. The module guides learners on the important skills on legal research which are key for further studies at postgraduate level. The module focuses on the methodology used for legal research. It guides students on the areas of focus during the period of topic selection. It guides students on the process of submission and acceptance of the topic at school level and allocation of supervisors. It guides learners on the process of research proposal writing that is, the contents of a good research proposal and finally looks at the process of research writing between the learner and the supervisor.
The objectives of this module are:
At the end of this module you should be able to:
UNIT 1 – GENERAL INTRODUCTION
UNIT 2 – OUTLINE OF THE RESEARCH
UNIT 3 – RESEARCH WRITING
Bakshi P.M. (2011)(2nd Edition) “Legal Research and Law Reform” S.K. Verna and M. Afzal. Wani editions Legal Research and Methodology. New Dheli: Indian Law Institute
Bast C.M and Hawkins M. (2013)(5th edn). Foundations of Legal Research and Writing. New York: Delmar Cengage Learning.
Holburn. G. (2001)(2nd edn). Butterworths Legal Research Guide. London: Butterworths.
ASSESSMENT FOR DIRECTED LEGAL RESEARCH
The assessment for Directed Legal Research consists of 100% research work running over one semester that is, six months.