Academic Legal Writing and Research

Academic Program

Instructor: Sejal Parmar, Mathias Möschel, Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga

Credits: 0.0

Course description

This course is designed for students who are already familiar with the basics of academic writing but aim to improve their academic legal writing skills. Issues covered include: techniques to avoid plagiarism; critical reading and note-taking; organizing and structuring written work. The course is organized as an interactive seminar and will encourage students to both present samples of their own written work and to critique and edit the work of others. 

Students will be selected by Faculty on the basis of writing samples handed in during Pre-session.

Learning outcomes

  1. Ability to think critically at a basic level.
  2. Ability to select, locate and collect data from primary and secondary sources in multiple jurisdictions and evaluate that information.
  3. Ability to use secondary sources efficiently and appropriately.
  4. Ability to design a research project independently and conduct research based writing.
  5. Ability to write summaries and conduct academic writing, structuring and argumentation in English.