Legal Research Essentials

These modules will demonstrate the basics of legal research, including secondary sources, case law, legislation, referencing, and avoiding plagiarism.

Learn about legal research and the importance of researching in a strategic way, common types of assignments that require legal research, academic misconduct, and plagiarism.
Learn about the role secondary sources play in legal research, and about the databases and search strategies you will need to use to locate them.
Learn how to locate cases by citation or by topic, how to judge the reliability of a case, and how to cite a case in your assignments.
Learn more about the parliamentary process, how to find legislation and also the materials used for statutory interpretation.

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Graduate attributes

Knowledge and skills you can gain from this module will contribute to your Graduate Attributes:

 Accomplished scholars

 Influential communicators