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Law and Criminology Drop-in

Drop-in sessions are available to support your writing, research and study skills. No bookings are required.

Support is offered by Learning Advisers, Librarians, Student leaders, and your lecturers and tutors.

Please note: Law and Criminology drop-ins are scheduled each Tuesday from 11-1pm.

When: Monday to Friday, 11-1pm

Where: Ground Floor, Library.

Getting Started with Legal Research

Before you begin searching for information, make sure you understand the legal situation or problem.

  1. Analyse the problem.
  2. Identify the relevant facts.
  3. Identify the key legal issues.
  4. Plan your research strategy - what are the key concepts/keywords and possible sources you may need to use?
  5. Find Secondary sources to gain an overview of the key concepts/legal issues.
  6. Use Primary sources to locate relevant legislation and cases - this is your key focus of research.
  7. Evaluate your sources. Check for currency - make sure that your information is current.
  8. Broaden your search using journals and core texts.
  9. Document your research process as you go.

 

 


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