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Award in Legal Research and Interpretation Methodology

Detailed Information

Starting Date:3 February 2022
Time:17:30 till 20:30hrs
Lectures Days:Mondays & Thursdays
Duration:7 Sessions
Contact hours:20
MQF Level5
Venue:21 Business Centre, Naxxar OR Online
Trainer:Dr Marycien Vassallo
Get 70% Refunded through the Get Qualified Scheme
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This Study programme aims at directing participants to begin building upon or further enhance their research skills with particular focus on legal research. Participants will be guided as to the various locations, whether real or virtual, where they can conduct research related to their studies and work, such as the Court or Notarial Archives, the online Court judgment search engine, online sources of EU law and policies, etc.

Participants will also be guided as to theories and research methodology which will aid them to conduct proper research according to the context of the field of law in question and the desired results of such research being made. They will also go through the method of formulating results from the records of their research and understand the process of doing so in order to formulate opinions and results of an adequate standard.

Participants will also analyse the linguistic style which Maltese law adopts, in contrast to certain other styles adopted in other jurisdictions. They will therefore have the opportunity to study the manner in which Maltese law is formulated in order to have an easier understanding of the provisions of the local legislation.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested to comprehend local legislation and enhance their research skills with particular focus on legal research, In-house lawyers, lawyers working in private practice, law students and supporting staff in law firms or legal offices.

Mode Of Assessment

There will be two assignments and students will have a choice – they will be able to choose 2 assignments out of 4.

Entry Requirements

2 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better, and 3 Intermediate level subjects at Grade C or better. 1 of any of these subjects must be Maltese or English


3 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better


Mature/Adult Learning Student (must be 23 when course starts) subject to an interview by the Head of the Academy.

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority deems this Award to be at Level 5 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.
Get Your Money BackEmployers can get their money back through
€332.50 will be refunded through the Get Qualified SchemeEmployers applying for the IIS Scheme under the 2nd Call will be eligible to receive a subsidy of €25.85 per trainee per hour in the case of training costs
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€356.25 will be refunded through the Training Pays Scheme
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