CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

Course on the Research Methods provides an introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. Structured in two parts, the first covering the nature of knowledge and the reasons for research, and the second the specific methods used to carry out effective research.

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CREDITS 4 (LV) 6 (ECTS) - 60 Contact Hours

CREDITS 4 (LV) 6 (ECTS) - 60 Contact Hours

This course will provide an occasion for students to undertake further independent research, which is based  on the substance of law and business taught during the first and second years.

CREDITS 4 (LV) 6 (ECTS)
This course will provide an occasion for students to undertake independent research, which is based on the separate course in research methods, as well as on the substance of law taught during the first year. Guidance on the selection of topics will be provided by lectures that are placed well in advance of the period for writing research papers.

CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

This course provides the relevant theoretical knowledge and also practical elements that will aid the students in conducting independent research, both in academia and legal practice.

 As the lectures and seminars are combined, there will be practical exercises at each class. Students are expected to be active.

 The course proceeds to examine the differences between the roles and expectations towards legal research and writing in the different legal profession. The third and most extensive component of the course is to look at legal research and writing for thesis (research paper) purposes in law. From there formulation of the research question and thesis topic through outlining, spotting and analysing the available sources, information and time management for thesis writing purposes, writing methodology, structuring and proportionality, many separate elements of the research and writing process are analysed through lectures and seminars, until the discussion of preparation for the oral defence.

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CREDITS 10 (LV) 15 (ECTS)

CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

The advanced methodology course adds to the content of the research methodology course. This course provides practical elements that shall aid the students in conducting independent research, both in academia and legal practice. The research methodology course shall have provided students with various methods of conducting research. This course shall add to that theoretical knowledge with necessary practical skills to integrate and implement legal research. This shall include choice of research method (e.g. whether it is good to use doctrinal research method or a combination of research methods with empirical analysis.) Two thirds of the course shall be practical work in class; aiding students achieve the objectives of the course.

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