National Workshop On Doctrinal Legal Research@ NLU Delhi


National workshop on Doctrinal Legal Research is organised by Centre for Criminology & Victimology and Professor Theodore Eisenberg  Centre for Empirical Legal Research. The training in doctrinal research is highly demanded yet a much neglected area in legal research. The legal scholars and teachers have many misconceptions about doctrinal method of legal research. Due to lack of proper training in this methodology, doctrinal research has almost reduced to an arbitrary barely qualifying the status of research output. In view of this NLUD has taken upon itself a task to launch a capacity building initiative in DLR through National Academy of Law Teachers, an institute set up at NLUD that has already organised a series of training programs for law teachers in different streams.

Objectives :
Workshop intends to be systematic introduction of doctrinal aspects of legal research. It aims to introduce specific tools and techniques including application of software like Atlas Ti. The learning objective would be to enable participants to use doctrinal tools and techniques for legal research.

Themes :
Workshop would focus on range of subjects relating to DLR. Some of the illustrated areas are :
1. Basics of DLR
2. Tools and techniques of DLR
3. DLR approach to selected issues relating to judicial administration and reforms
4. Atlas Ti – application
5. Content analysis and case study, case law analysis
6. Qualitative data collection
7. Reporting of research findings
8. Theoretical samplings
9. Meta/text
10. Developing research proposal for DLR

Participation :
Members of faculty and researchers in law schools having inclination and some experience in application of DLR are invited in workshop.
Total up to 40 participants which include 30 participants from India and 10 participants from Asian and other regions are invited. Each participant is expected to bring personal computers on workshop.

Registration :
Participation will be strictly subjected to selection. Prospective participants may send the registration request electronically to indicating their qualification, affiliation, present post and reason for applying workshop. The selective participants will get confirmation mail. Participants shall submit registration fees along with prescribed form of registration only after getting confirmation.

Contact for queries :
Mr. Sidharth Dahiya
Research Associate(Law) & Coordinator

Last date for applying : 06 July 2016

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