Researching and Writing in Law Fourth Edition - Book & eBook

Researching and Writing in Law Fourth Edition - Book & eBook


$186.00* RRP

Date: 23/04/2018

Code: 41936999

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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Having the ability to produce independent research is crucially important at the postgraduate level. Producing a quality research paper requires advanced skills in conceptualising the project, identifying a pertinent methodology, project planning, analysis and synthesis of ideas from the literature, together with good writing skills. This 4th edition outlines the 12 main steps in this process. These steps constitute a guide for those students embarking on higher degree research. There are more extensive segments on research ethics, including plagiarism and originality, the importance of developing skills in critique, project management, literature reviews, and reading skills.The material in each chapter is designed to assist you to complete a quality project. 


Researching and Writing in Law, 4th edition includes an updated legal research guide. It maps the developments that have occurred, and provides keys to the fundamental electronic sources of legal research, as well as exploring traditional doctrinal methodologies. Included in this edition are extensive checklists for locating and validating the law in Australia, England, Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. Legal research in the twenty first century is more likely to be interdisciplinary and multi-jurisdictional. The inclusion of research checklists for several international jurisdictions, such as the European Union China and India, serves to acknowledge our reliance on broader international and comparative perspectives in pursuing research in the current century.


Law students and members of the practising profession aiming to update their research, knowledge and skills will find Researching and Writing in Law, 4th edition invaluable.


Table of Contents

Part I Formulating and Writing Your Legal Research Project

1. Setting the Scene: Research and Writin in Context

2. Research Ethics and Project Management

3. Standard Doctrinal Research Methodologies

4. Additional Legal Research Frameworks

5. Basic Electronic Research Techniques

6. Social Science Methodologies for Lawyers

7. Formulating a Research Topic

8. Refining the Topic and Writing the Research Proposal

9. Reviewing the Literature: Reading and Critique

10. Legal Writing

Part II Checklists for Locating and Validating the Law

Checklist 1 - General: How do you find

Checklist 2 - Australia

Checklist 3 - Australian Capital Territory

Checklist 4 - New South Wales

Checklist 5 - Northern Territory

Checklist 6 - Queensland

Checklist 7 - South Australia

Checklist 8 - Tasmania

Checklist 9 - Victoria

Checklist 10 - Western Australia

Checklist 11 - United Kingdom

Checklist 12  - Canada

Checklist 13 - United States

Checklist 14 - European Union

Checklist 15 - New Zealand

Checklist 16 - India

Checklist 17 - China



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