Considering the necessity of understanding legal research and writing for young law students, NILS Mooting School organised an intensive day-long workshop on Legal Research and Writing on September 7, 2018 at Institute of Fine Arts, University of Chittagong for 50 selected participants from different law schools.
The morning session of the workshop was conducted by Mr. Moniruz Zaman, Lecturer, Department of Law, Eastern University. The session focused mainly on introduction to legal research, different types of research, and on how and where to find laws and case-laws. He advised the participants to use simple sentences & avoid complexities research in order to make it easy for the readers. At the end of his session, he gave some important tips and tricks regarding memorial drafting. After this session, participants were divided into 6 teams for an inclusive exercise session & each team presented the outcome of their instant exercise.
The afternoon session was facilitated by Mr. Pizuar Hossain, Lecturer, Department of Law, EWU, on "Legal Research & Methodology". Throughout his inclusive interactive session, Mr. Hossain outlined a number of topics including legal research methodology & methods, choice of topic and title, components of a research paper, citation, plagiarism etc. After his interactive session, another exercise session was held where 6 teams were assigned with 6 different topics and upon an instant 15-minute preparation, each team presented abstract and research questions on their assigned topic respectively.
Md. Shahidul Alam Chowdhury Thonu from University of Chittagong & his team bagged the best performer award among the 6 teams of the workshop. After the whole training, tokens of appreciation were handed over to the facilitators. The closing ceremony was presided by Sheikh Habibur Rahman, General Secretary, NILS International & Head, NILS Mooting School. In his concluding remarks, he sincerely thanked the trainers and trainees.
The Network for International Law Students (NILS) is an international, independent, non-political and non-profit organisation operating in 26 different countries and expanding across six continents of the globe. NILS Mooting School is an initiative taken by Bangladesh Chapter of NILS under the Project of Clinical Legal Studies which is exclusively set for grooming young mooters through versatile applied & effective means by following a very well decorated learning manual.
The event is covered by Abdullah Al Sayeem, student of International Islamic University, Chittagong.