Legal Research
& Writing

Course Duration


Course Starts from

5th JUNE 2021

Course Fee

₹ 5,500
₹ 4,800


Whether you are a student, litigator, corporate lawyer, or academician- you need to have strong legal research and writing skills. It’s a skill you cannot live without!

With this course, understand the fundamentals behind how to research and write. Use these skills to write moot court memorials, legal opinions and research papers (and everything else!).


Self-paced learning

Developed by Yale and Cambridge Graduates

Discussion Portal

Live classes

Practical Assignment and Feedback

What will your journey look like?

The Start

You are here right now

2 weeks

You will have learnt the multiple ways to do Legal Research

4 weeks

You will have:
1. Framed a research question
2. Conducted a literature review
3. Created an outline for your Paper

6 - 8 weeks

You will have written a Research Paper, ready for publishing

Why Lawctopus Law School?

We are the Law School you always wanted, online!

3200+ Students

Since March 2020, Lawctopus Law School has taught over 3200 law students, young lawyers, professionals, academicians, and business persons.

Highly Rated

Over 300 students have rated our courses 4.5/5 and called them a ‘warm’ learning experience!

Industry Recognition

We have tied up with law firms like Surana and Surana, Sujata Choudhari IP Attorneys; publishers like Oakbridge; and, industry bodies like Delhi Management Association, etc.

Developed for Impact. With Care

All our courses are developed with an academician, a practitioner, and a researcher on board. Our students develop a 360 degree outlook through all our courses.

Why should you join this course?

Whats included

44 lessons

Online Accessibility

Complimentary access for additional 2 months

₹ 4,800 ₹ 5,500

Meet the Faculty

The course has been prepared by Abhayraj Naik, Shrutanjaya Bhardwaj, and Anupama Sharma. The delivery of the course is handled by our Learning Managers.

Legal Research & Writing
Abhayraj Naik
  • B.A. LL.B (Hons.) from NLSIU Bangalore in 2006.
  • LL.M from Yale Law School in 2009.
  • Visiting-faculty at JGLS, Azim Premji University, and NLSIU.
  • He is currently an independent researcher and consultant.
Legal Research & Writing
Anupama Sharma
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from the NUJS, Kolkata in 2014.
  • LL.M. from the University of Cambridge in 2015.
  • Assistant Professor at JGLS, Sonipat, India.
  • She is currently on study leave for pursuing PhD in criminal law at the University of Hong Kong.
Legal Research & Writing
Shrutanjaya Bhardwaj
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from NLU Delhi in 2017.
  • Awarded the Gold Medal for the Best Overall Student (Male).
  • LL.M from Michigan Law School in 2019.
  • He is currently working at Chambers of Sr. Adv. Gopal Sankarnarayanan.
Legal Research & Writing
Vershika Sharma
  • B.A. LL.B (Hons.) from NLU Jodhpur in 2019. [Rank 1]
  • LL.M from HPNLU Shimla in 2020.
  • She is a Learning Manager at Lawctopus Law School.


This course, designed by experts, will help you master Legal Research and Writing skills!

Video Course Introduction
Video Course What is Legal Research?
Video Course When is Legal Research needed?
Video Course What makes a good Legal Researcher?
Video Course Identity and value-systems
Video Course Time and Energy for LRW
PDF Document Introduction to Legal Research
Video Course Research Design
PDF Document Legal Research Design and the Research Problem
Video Course Problematizing your Research
Video Course Choosing a Research Topics and Research Questions
Assessment Decide on a Research Topic & Research Questions
PDF Document Research Method and Methodology
Video Course Application of Research Methods
Video Course Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
Video Course Methodologies and Methods
PDF Document Doctrinal Legal Research Methods
Video Course Sources of Law
Video Course What to find in Legal Material?
Video Course Using the Internet for Legal Research
Video Course Key People and Places
Video Course Ethnography in Legal Research
PDF Document Empirical Legal Research Methods
Video Course Samples, Surveys and Interviews
Video Course Data Analysis
Assessment Submit a rough draft, with the structure of your paper and literature review spelt out
Video Course The Art and Science of Legal Writing
PDF Document Legal Writing
Assessment Submit a fair draft, with footnotes, references, etc.
Assessment Submission of Final Paper
Video Course How to present your Legal Research?
Video Course Importance of Publishing
PDF Document Presenting Legal Research
Video Course Responding to Questions and Comments
Assessment Presentation of Final Paper
Video Course Ethical Considerations
Video Course Plagiarism
PDF Document Ethics of Legal Research and Writing
Video Course Introduction – Reference Management Software
Video Course How to use Zotero
PDF Document Methods and tricks for Referencing


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Student Feedback



Based on 81 reviews

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Legal Research & Writing

Jesse V Jacob​

Student, NUALS Kochi
April - June Batch (2020)

My LRW journey was indeed a unique and enriching learning experience for me. You taught me quality legal writing, gave me personal attention, followed up with my work, and gave me additional free webinars from experts in the field.

I got four of my articles published and an internship from winning an essay competition I participated in; furthermore, my abstract got shortlisted at a conference and one of my essay submissions got shortlisted at an essay competition.

I’ve been reading Tanuj sir’s posts on LinkedIn on the amount of effort that goes into Lawctopus Law School. I want you to know that over and above the course value, you’ve given me warmth and personal touch which makes your education unparalleled.

Legal Research & Writing

Kavya H

Student, SDM Law College Mangalore
July - August Batch (2020)

The things I like about the course are: first, the feedback received from faculty; second, the reading materials and the additional sources; third, the belief that Lawctopus Law School has given us that researching and writing can be made possible through systematic efforts.

I think this is the only certificate course wherein such a detailed analysis of the assignments is provided to the students and also where the students get a chance to interact with the faculties.

Further, I think law colleges do not teach students on how to research and write a legal research paper. I am so happy that I joined this course and really wish that I could have joined it earlier. [..] I sincerely consider it my privilege to learn from the great and qualified faculty members from Lawctopus Law School in an online mode.

Legal Research & Writing

Khushi Agrawal

Student, School of Law (Christ University) Bangalore
Jan - Feb Batch

I liked a lot of things about this course. The way it has been designed makes it very engaging and ensures that learners truly participate. The recorded video lectures, the live and open sessions, the recordings of live lectures, the reading resources, the 3 mandatory assignments and the feedback for each of them- all of this made the course very interesting. It starts right from the basics thus making it understandable for beginners.

Through the assignments, it gives one a practical experience of what’s taught. There are some add-ons towards the end which make it even more informative and useful. The mentors are approachable. The course stretches over 2 months and so there are no problems in time management as well.

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