Legal Research Skills Online Course
Learn the most effective way to conduct legal research for your problem question or research essay
20 - 26 September 2021
for 3 Hours of Practical Training Over 1 Week
with a Practicing Solicitor on your Legal Research Response
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Breaking Down Complex Research Questions
Break down complex problem or research essay questions using a set of filters to identify meaningful questions to guide your research. You’ll learn to ask the right questions to shortcut your way to a clear solution or essay response.
Demystifying Legal Research
Learn a clear step by step framework to guide you through your legal research in a stress free way. You'll learn how to navigate the pitfalls when it comes to research and save much needed time in your assessment period. You'll receive a scaffold of resources applicable for every subject
Structuring Your Response
Take the next step and write a winning legal solution or essay response that is more than just IRAC. You will learn how to frame your response in a robust and compelling way supported by insights gained from your legal research.
Final Prep & Review
Last but not least, you'll learn the tips and tricks to help you stand out from the crowd and apply these legal research skills in your future law subjects and law career.
What you walk out with
Comprehensive Legal Research Framework
Over a week, we will walk you through a clear step by step framework that legal practitioners use to break down a research question. This includes a scaffold of resources which you can draw on for future law subjects or when you enter legal practice.
Certificate of Completion
When you finish the course and submit your completed legal research, you will receive a Certificate of Completion to add to your LinkedIn profile.
We will give you a section to add on to your resume, and provide you a reference letter boosting your resume with our tick of approval.
1x LIVE Q&A Call with Ken
You'll have an opportunity to receive personalised feedback and clarify burning questions about the concepts explored in the course.
You'll have lifetime access to the course allowing you to complete the course at your own pace and review the insights any time you wish.
Meet your trainer
Criminal Law & General Practice Solicitor | Non-Profit Facilitator and Trainer
Ken is a criminal defence lawyer and general practice solicitor with a passion for advocacy. He was the winner of the 2018 Margaret Cunneen SC Witness Examination Competition and Corrs Chambers Westgarth Open Witness Examination Competition, and has since returned to judge successive Junior and Senior Competitions including the 2020 Senior Witness Examination Grand Final.
Ken was also a Training Facilitator at B Inspiring, a movement designed to inspire young people to make a positive impact in their lives and communities and a 'guru' mentor at the UTS IBP Business School Mentoring Program. He has extensive experience in mentoring youth in leadership skills and non-profit organisations in leadership skills.
Do you know how to conduct effective legal research?
Have you ever looked at a problem question and gone 'Oh my god what am I doing?'
Or maybe you've opened the first page of that dread take home exam or assignment and are stumped on how you will decipher the question, let alone answer it.
This course is designed to help you build confidence in your legal research and help you start thinking like a lawyer.
Designed for first year students all the way up to those about to enter legal practice, this course can be a quick refresher or the first step towards acing your law school experience.
Why should I do this course?
Reason #1: Ace your next legal assessment
We totally understand last minute scrambles and the feeling of overwhelm when it comes to assessments as former law students. That's why we have designed a comprehensive framework covering different types of legal research questions. If we haven't covered it, let us know!
Reason #2: It's an investment into your future career
These legal research skills are not only here to help you ace your next legal assessment in the short term but in the long run, these are the same skills you'll need to use to think like a lawyer in practice.
Reason #3: It's better than buying case notes
Ultimately, we're here to empower you with practical skills ready for legal practice. We believe it'd be better for you to invest in your skills. Instead of buying $30-50 case notes, invest in your skillset instead. We think it is totally worth it. You are getting a lot of value for only $30!
How does it work?
At Lawcademy, we do things differently. Here’s a quick rundown on how the we do online delivery in an engaging way.
Daily bite-size micro-learnings:
Science has shown micro-learning is better for learners and supports long-term retention by up to 80% which is why each of our lessons are only 10-20 minutes long. Over the course of the week, you'll have the chance to draft a response to a legal problem question to practice your skills as we go.
Side by side with Ken:
We hate big chunks of readings and we don't think it really makes you learn the content. What we will be having is short quizzes, guided content and a LIVE Q&A call to really help you understand the content.
Make learning social:
We are all here to support each other so you will have access to an online community where you can ask any questions to us or your fellow learners.
Tailored just for you:
We take your input seriously and make sure our feedback and support is personalised so you can get the best learning outcomes in this course.