Legal Research

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Typology Course
Level Intermediate
Methodology Online
Duration 12 Weeks
  • Course
  • Intermediate
  • Online
  • Duration:
    12 Weeks

Enrol in this Programme now and learn to:

• Sharpen your research skills and develop your ability to engage in the intricacies of legal research: using databases, case reports, and journals;
• Identify and use relevant statues and reliable case laws and authorities effectively;
• Hone your research skills to supports your legal arguments and advice; and
• Develop valuable techniques to properly and effectively integrate your research into your writing and arguments.


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What you'll learn on the course

Law Legal
Law Public
Law Rights
Law Firm
Law and Business
Law for Business
Law and Commerce
Law Studies

Teachers and trainers (2)

Deeksha Singh
Deeksha Singh

After graduating from NLSIU Deeksha joined ICICI Bank, Mumbai and worked with their Structured Finance and Corporate Strategy Teams. Then she moved to the ESSAR Group, where she independently handled various financing transactions. At Rainmaker, Deeksha is a member of the Learning Team and is involved in the ideation, structuring and creation of programmes on, and writes regularly on Securities Law and Banking & Finance.

Tennille Duffy
Tennille Duffy

Tennille graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 2004 with a combined Arts/Law degree. She was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, in 2005. She has a background in criminal defence advocacy and human rights policy work, and has served as a Lecturer of Law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Tennille joined Rainmaker in 2011. She trains in in skills-based areas such as legal writing and research.

Course programme


Unit 1: Introduction to Legal Research

• Understand what modern day legal research entails, both the benefits and the pitfalls.

• Develop strategies that will assist you in identifying issues—in either cases or academic questions—that need to be researched.

Unit 2: Fundamentals of Conducting Legal Research

• Develop basic skills required to conduct successful legal research, in any area.

• Distinguish between primary and secondary sources and learn how to outline a clear research process to allow efficient research to be conducted every time.

• Learn how to generate search terms, develop a research plan, and how to decide when research is sufficient.

Unit 3: Understanding and Using Legal Authorities – Legislation

• Explore all forms of legislation beginning with the supreme law of the land, the Constitution, and moving on to Central and State legislation, delegated legislation, and ordinances.

• Learn how to ensure that the legislation you use is current.

Unit 4: Understanding and Using Legal Authorities – Case Law

• Understand how to use the other main, primary source of law—case law.

• Learn how the system of precedent operates.

• Grasp some finer points of the art of using case law to support a legal argument.

Unit 5: Using Online Research Tools for Primary and Secondary Sources

• Study to use search engines and databases, across both India and international legal sources.

• Learn to research both primary sources—statutes and case law—as well as secondary sources—such as journals, textbooks, and articles.

Unit 6: Using Research in your Writing – Integrating Research, and Citation and Referencing

• Analyse how to integrate you research into various forms of legal writing including research papers and professional writing tasks.

• Understand the importance of proper citation and referencing, in all forms of legal writing.

Additional information

Welcome to the Legal Research programme!   Good research skills are fundamental for students and legal practitioners and having the ability to carry out quick, comprehensive, and focused research within deadlines is an invaluable skill. The techniques you will learn in this Programme will enable you to confidently carry out research in any area of the law.    Are you a:   •  Law student keen to obtain the skills required to carry out quick and efficient research for your articles, projects and other course work as well as excel in internships; or  •  Practising lawyer intent on enhancing your research skills to deliver meaningful, accurate and timely advice to your clients?    We recommend that you enrol in this Programme now.   Did you know:   •  That the internet can actually make legal research more challenging sometimes?  •  That it’s as important to plan your research as it is to plan your writing?  •  That you are more likely to win a legal argument by acknowledging the authorities that are against you?

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