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LAW 101 Legal Research Methods: Reading list

LAW 101 Legal Research Methods 


Department: Bachelor of Law
Module Description: This module is designed to enhance the students’ ability to conduct doctrinal and empirical legal research. It helps students to identify and analyse relevant legal sources and to develop writing and methodological skills. It covers a wide range of legal methods, including doctrinal studies, empirical studies & comparative studies. It trains students on arguing cases, examining legal texts and categorizing their research.

Module text(s)

  • William H. Putman, Jennifer Albright, Legal Research, Analysis & Writing, (4th ed., Cengage Learning, 2017) Request eBook
  • Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin, An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research, (Oxford UP, 2014) Request eBook

Recommended readings

  • Edwina Higgins; Laura Tatham, Successful Legal Writing, (3rd ed., Sweet and Maxwell, 2015)
  • John Knowles, Effective Legal Research, (4th ed., Sweet & Maxwell, 2016)
  • Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin, An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research, (Oxford UP, 2014)
  • Paula Baron and Lillian Corbin, Legal Writing, (Oxford UP 2016)

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