IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH IN LEGAL EDUCATION
Research is an analytical intellectual exercise involving probing for information in an area of study to get information and facts, analyzing them and drawing meaningful conclusions affirming or rejecting the hypothesis put to test. Legal research is the process of examining a legal issue. Advocacy is a profession which requires legal research for each case that is taken up. Legal information in relation to the matter has to be collected which could be laws, precedents of court, custom or usage, position internationally etc. From this information, relevant information has to be sifted, logical answers to the question have to be found and around those, arguments have to be built, drafted and presented effectively in court providing responses for the opposite view by the opposing Counsel. Legal research helps not only in advocacy through deeper understanding of law, precedents etc. but also provides insights into the application of law, gaps in law or implementation, which can form the basis for suggestions for correcting the position. Writing research papers and presenting them hones the writing and communication skills developing the students’ competence and capability. It is for these benefits that at Lloyd Law College, law college in Noida, we encourage students to engage in legal research as a part of legal education and publish the same so that they are well-equipped to be good lawyers or researchers or academicians.