In this video, a year 3 LLB student who is preparing a term paper with a substantial research component regularly consults his supervisor. In a recent meeting, the supervisor queries why two pieces of information were cited in his draft.
One piece of information is from a local real estate agent’s website summarizing the legal provision for the Hong Kong deed of mutual covenant agreements. Another piece of information is a court case covered in a Hong Kong land law blog.
In this video, it explains what secondary legal material are. Secondary legal sources often explain legal principles more thoroughly so it is good to start your research project with secondary sources.
When Jacob receives his term paper assignment, he cannot find previous Land Law course materials. He and his classmates discuss what they should do next in the Library. They consult the law librarian who suggests they watch the this video to get an idea on how to plan and start legal research.
Besides case law, legislation is also important for Jacob's legal research! The law librarian suggests he refreshes his understanding about what legislation is, and how to develop skills in researching legislation.This video will help you develop your skills in researching legislation.