Legal Research Training

The Liverpool Law School offers a 12-week Legal Research Training to all students on LLM programmes as an integral part of LLM teaching at Liverpool. It is a forum for contextualising and enhancing the development of research skills, analytical skills, critical thinking skills and academic writing skills that occur in substantive modules. More explicitly, it provides practical and relevant advice on advanced academic research techniques that will help you engage with your studies more effectively.

In our Legal Research Training, the aim is to develop students’ understanding of research process helping them become an independent researcher. Legal Research Training is taught by weekly seminars covering the following topics:

  • Research philosophies
  • Research question
  • Literature review 
  • Research design
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis 
  • Finding legal information
  • Online research tools
  • Legal argumentation
  • Logical fallacies
  • Writing a dissertation