Master the art of legal research and writing to produce publishable research papers.









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Research papers, articles, academic projects, case summaries, legal blogs – a law student’s life at law school is always surrounded by such legal writings.

BUT… important questions like, ‘how to select a topic for research?’, ‘what is the difference between references and bibliography?’, ‘where to publish?’, etc. often remain unanswered.

The Research Paper Writing Course begins by dealing with the fundamental concepts involved in legal research and writing and then dives deep into the contours of research, structuring the analysis, and communicating efficiently through a research paper.

This course provides all the necessary information to kick-start your journey to drafting a spectacular research paper.

It is created by experts who have, to their name, several international publications as well as the experience of guiding law students on how to navigate through the complex system of drafting a research paper from the beginning to the end.




  • Master the art of legal research and writing
  • Professionally use all research databases such as SCC Online, Manupatra, Google Scholar, Hein Online, Indian Kanoon, etc
  • Understand how to choose a topic, write the abstract, body, and conclusion, and perfect the manuscript
  • Produce research papers, articles, case summaries, and legal blogs which you can get published with reputed publishers
  • Accurately comprehend all aspects of research including methodology, plagiarism, first draft, bibliography and references




This course is completely self-paced. It comprises 8 modules. Each module roughly takes 2 hours for an average student. All the course modules and the Final Assessment Test can be completed easily within 2 weeks.

Do note that the maximum duration for completion of this course is 2 months from the date of enrolment. If you are unable to complete the course within the stipulated time, you can reinstate your account by paying a nominal fee.




  • Instructors and creators from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
  • 40+ Recorded videos, quizzes, infographics, readings, and downloadable databases
  • Easy-to-understand course material


  • Module 1: The Art and Science of Legal Research

    – What does “Legal Research” exactly mean?
    – Does Legal Research serve a purpose?
    – How does Legal Research or “Publications” help Law Students?
    – Glossary – Words to be known by every Researcher


  • Module 2: Understanding the Theoretical Contours of Legal Research

    – Types of Publications – Understanding the Distinction
    – Basics of Blogs, Research Papers, Articles, and Case Summaries
    – Types of Legal Research


  • Module 3: Selecting the Topic and Research Methodology

    – Selecting a Topic
    – Broad vs. Narrow Topics
    – Doctrinal, Non-doctrinal, and Comparative Research
    – Understanding the Topic


  • Module 4: Your Readymade Research Database Toolkits

    – Readymade Toolkits for Google, SCC Online, Manupatra, and Indian Kanoon
    – Readymade Toolkits also for Google Scholar, Hein Online, and LexisNexis


  • Module 5: Drafting – Skillfully Diving into the Wreck

    – The Eight Tenets of Writing the First Draft
    – Contents of a Research Paper
    – Drafting the Title Page, Abstract, Introduction, Analysis, Conclusion, and more


  • Module 6: The 5 Infinity Stones – Plagiarism, Bibliography, References, Footnotes, and Endnotes

    – Plagiarism: Every Law Student’s nightmare
    – Bibliography, References, Footnotes, and Endnotes
    – Chicago Style, APA Style, MLA Style, Bluebook (latest) and OSCOLA


  • Module 7: Post Drafting Stages: Finalization and Submission

    – Final Revision Stage
    Mastering M. S. Word – Features which every Law Student should know
    – Proofreading: Why and How
    – How to Choose the correct Journal
    – Process of Submission and Follow-up
    – BONUS: Exclusive Database of 50 Reputed Journals


  • Module 8: Post Submission: End it like Beckham

    – Presenting your Research Paper
    – Sharing the Achievement: Linkedin and CV
    – Frequently Asked Questions



Soumya Shekhar
Soumya Shekhar
Independent Legal Research Consultant

⇢  NUS, Singapore (LL.M.) & NLU, Delhi (B.A. LL.B.)

⇢  Creator of Multiple Courses on Research & Writing


Anant Gupta
Anant Gupta
CEO, Memo Pundits

⇢  Ex-Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas; NLUO (’16)
⇢  Runners-up, NUJS-HSF Corporate Moot

Aunnesha Dey
Aunnesha Dey
Learning & Development Head, Memo Pundits

⇢  Ex-upGrad & Ex-Lawctopus; HNLU & SLS Pune

⇢  Drafted the CG Fire and Emergency Service Act, 2018


Bodhisattwa Majumder
Bodhisattwa Majumder
Incoming Associate @ Ganesh & Co.; MNLU, Mumbai

⇢  Managing Editor, Arbitration & Corporate Law Review

⇢  Author of 30+ National & International Publications



The course was really helpful for me as a 1st-year law student who is stuck at home during the lockdown and has no idea what a Research Paper is! I thought just googling it would be enough but the things I learned from this course are amazing and very unexpected. I thought I knew about a paper a bit, but I was so wrong. Memo Pundits is such a saviour.
Srishti Srivastava
NMIMS, Mumbai
It was an amazing course that has helped me with various tips and decisions which will certainly help me in formulating my research paper in a better manner.
Parth Bode
MNLU, Mumbai
My experience was really fulfilling. I had to unlearn many things but in the long run, it will definitely help me. The course was designed in such a systematic manner that anyone can understand.
Priyanka Patnaik
NLU, Odisha

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