Summer Speakeasy: a Law Post-Graduate Social with a Mix of Research Methodology

Summer Speakeasy: a Law Post-Graduate Social with a Mix of Research Methodology

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Dear Law Post-Graduate Students,We are pleased to announce our third annual Summer Speakeasy: a Law Post-Graduate Social with a Mix of Research Methodology. You are all very warmly invited to attend:

Date: 20 July 2016Time: 1.00 - 3.00 pmLocation: Sir Duncan Rice Library, Craig Room 7th floorDrinks and nibbles will be served.

The event, to be opened with remarks from the Head of School, is primarily intended as a social get together within our Law Post-Graduate Community, comprising of both Taught and Research (PhDs and LLMs-by-Research) students. Social pleasure will be mixed with research pleasure here.

This year, our Legal Research Society is very kindly organising the event. It has assembled a panel of Post-Graduate Research students to share with you their experiences in research methodology. That discussion will be driven by any questions you may have arising from your dissertation or thesis work. The panel would therefore welcome any research methodology questions you may have. These may include questions on:

· time management

· avoiding plagiarism

· pointers on writing a good dissertation/thesis

· use of data recording and referencing software

If you have any research methodology related questions at all (whether or not on a topic listed above), please do not hesitate to send them to the panel by emailing Suzi Warren ( no later than 1 July 2016 noon. Please note that if you do submit a question, you must attend the event and be present as a member of the audience. The questions will be thematically bundled. For time efficiency, if there are several questions on the same topic, a representative question may be chosen as a focus for that topic. Related questions from the floor may also be addressed if time permits. The representative questions will be the ones posted on the board for discussion.

Please note that these questions must be research methodology-oriented. No substantive questions will be addressed here. The research methodology Q&A with the panellists will end with the panel session. (In other words, no dissertation/thesis supervision will be provided at the event. Furthermore, no student whether research or taught should take on the work or supervisory work for another student. LLM-Taught students should continue to follow all instructions as provided in their Dissertation course and course booklet.)

The panel discussion will be followed by a presentation on 'Getting Published' by the Aberdeen Student Law Review editorial board.We shall reserve plenty of time at the end for social pleasure. Drinks and nibbles will be served then.

You need not have sent a methodology question to come and join us. You are most welcomed to just join us! Meet the students who are there to enjoy the social event with you. Some of the PhD students may have been in Aberdeen longer than you have, and may have great ideas of the Summer goings-on in and around Aberdeen. Essentially, the idea is for all at the Summer Speakeasy to exchange notes on a social as well as a research-methodological basis.

We very much hope you can join us.

May we also look forward to receiving your questions for the panel by no later than 1 July 2016 noon?

Thank you in advance.

with kind regards,Catherine Ng.



Sir Duncan Rice Library, Craig Room 7th Floor