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2022 Spring

LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING - LEG121 Spring 2022


Course
Radka MacGregor
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Lessons

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction - Law

Jan 18

Law, Law families and traditions, Sources of law.

2. Introduction - Legal Research and Writing

Jan 25

Law Terminology; Key concepts and database for legal research, Types of legal and academic writing.

3. The constitution.

Feb 1, Online

Constitution. Constitutional Courts. SG 4th Chapter and Constitutions from various jurisdictions - lecture.

4. Statutory Law.

Feb 8

Legislation.

5. Case law – Precedent and Case note (I.)

Feb 15

Hierarchy of courts, stare decisis, ratio decidendi, obiter dictum. How to report a case.

6. Case law – Precedent and Case note (II.)

Feb 22

Description: Case note discussions.

7. Mid-Term Exam.

Mar 1

Description: Testing – drafting two legal essays

8. Mid-Term Review

Mar 15

Description: Model answers and common mistakes discussion.

9. 1st topic selected by students - decriminalization of drugs and legalization of prostitution

Mar 18 5pm .. 7pm, ONLINE

Discussion - ONLINE VIA MST

10. 2nd topic selected by students

Mar 22

Discussion

11. Legal research project presentation (active participation) – 1st group.

Apr 5

Presentations

12. Legal research project presentation (active participation) – 2nd group.

Apr 12

Presentations

13. Review + Referencing

Apr 19

Review + Referencing

14. Final Exam

Apr 26, ONLINE only

Final Exam - Open book, Oscola referencing!!!

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