Doctoral Research Seminar

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Linda Mulcahy NAB7.15


This course is compulsory on the MPhil/ PhD in Law. This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in Law (Socio-Legal Theory). This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

This course aims to equip students with the skills required to undertake advanced legal research. Topics covered include unpacking the idea of originality, legal methodologies, advanced writing skills, giving presentations, managing the supervisory relationship, use of archives and libraries, preparing for upgrade and the viva and time management in academia.


20 hours of seminars in the MT. 20 hours of seminars in the LT. 2 hours of seminars in the ST.


There are no examination arrangements. However, attendance is compulsory for first year research students and research students in other years are encouraged to attend.

Key facts

Department: Law

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Non-assessed

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Specialist skills