Multi-Modal Delivery Approaches in Teaching Postgraduate Legal Research Courses

Hutchinson, Terry C. & Martin, Fiona (1998) Multi-Modal Delivery Approaches in Teaching Postgraduate Legal Research Courses. Journal of Professional Legal Education, 15(2), pp. 137-168.


This paper commences with a consideration of the rationales for teaching legal research to postgraduate students. It discusses the importance of legal research to the dynamic and ever-changing discipline of law and the added significance of this area to postgraduate study. The paper then discusses the learning needs of postgraduate students and the changing educational environment that they face, and how new directions in education and developments in student numbers and background, funding and technology affect this environment. It examines the contextual needs of postgraduate students and how these affect their expectations of postgraduate study. The paper concludes with an analysis of the results of a survey of students undertaking the subject Advanced Legal Research as to various modes of delivery and considers some recommendations arising from the responses.

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ID Code: 13799
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please contact the author.
Keywords: Legal research, research skills training, flexible delivery, postgraduate research
ISSN: 0810-9729
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:59

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