Using Relevant Case Laws as Legal Content for Research

by Vaibhav Kumar Pragyan Institute of Education

Having the ability of finding legal content for research in the most effective manner is basically an important skill irrespective of the fact that whether you are in practice or a student. The main objective of carrying out methodical and clear legal research is getting answers to legal questions in the most effective manner and having a clear understanding of the fact that you have searched all the relevant case laws and other sources.

Carrying Out Legal Research

Students and practicing lawyers who can show good skills in finding relevant and useful legal content for research can secure training agreements in different law agencies and even get funds for their research projects and further law studies. In the legal field, proper skills in legal research can also help in showing the clients that you are accurate in whatever you do and you offer value for money. There is a specific legal research methodology that needs to be followed and used by individuals who are into constant legal research. They must have the ability of going through tutorials and presentations available on legal matters. For example, for the ones practicing law or studying law in Bangladesh, it is necessary that they have proper knowledge of the sources where they can get the details of Bangladesh acts and agreements.

The Legal Research Procedure

The legal research procedure that you follow will greatly vary depending on the legal issue that you are dealing with and the legal topic that you are working on. Here, it is important for you to note that there is no single correct track of conducting legal research. However, there are some important steps that you can follow in carrying out a flexible and thorough legal research. The steps are as follows:

Identifying the Scope of Legal Question

Asking specific questions for identifying:

·         Key search terms and sources

·         Relevant case laws

·         Relevant jurisdiction

·         Time period applicable

Consulting secondary sources for starting legal research. This involves going through:

·         Key articles

·         Core texts

·         Laws

These are sources that can help the legal researchers in understanding how their issues fit into a broader lawful context. These sources will also help the researchers in getting hold of on-point authority. Such sources for legal information are highly useful for practitioners and students who do not have any experience in the field of law. Consulting the secondary sources of legal research can help researchers in Bangladesh in having a clear idea of important and useful Bangladesh acts and agreements.

Identifying relevant statutes and using legal databases and digests for finding more cases, laws, acts and agreements can also help the legal researchers in completing their legal research in the most convenient manner.

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