Welcome - Legal Research and Writing LJSO 3500   Legal Research and Writing
This course aims to develop practical research skills, with a focus on researching the law in Nova Scotia and Canada using both print and electronic resources. It will provide students with a practical understanding of how to locate and update relevant case law, legislation and commentaries on specific topics. It will cultivate the analytical skills for students to identify the legal authorities and relevant case law to pursue specific research projects. The course will introduce students to fundamentals of legal/criminological research methods through the exploration principles, ethical and political issues, writing procedures, and various theoretical and methodological approaches involved in undertaking legal/criminological research. Students will also learn various data collection techniques and how to effectively organize and analyze both quantitative and qualitative information about legal/criminological phenomena.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: LAWS 2510.03 and LAWS 2520.03