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.