On Tuesday, 16 June 2015, LLM students and PhD students of the School of Law got together to exchange their research experience. SPEAKEASY, an event hosted this year by the Legal Research Society, aims at fostering the school’s postgraduate community and serves as a platform for discussing LLM students’ work on dissertations. Current PhD students share their experiences in structuring research and writing.
“It is a fantastic opportunity and rewarding experience, both for us PhD students and for LLM students who are working on their dissertations,” says Augustinus Mohn, a first year PhD student. Buba Bojang, who headed the Legal Research Society in co-hosting the event for the first time last year, adds that “the Legal Research Society was very happy to meet all these engaged LLM students. The Legal Research Society wishes to thank the School for their support.”
Presentations were given by the board on a range of topics, including time management, conducting a literature review, referencing software, as well as publishing in the Aberdeen Student Law Review (ASLR); questions were then taken from the floor. Marianthi Pappa, who was the lead organiser of this year’s SPEAKEASY, was very pleased with the lively debate that followed. The event concluded with a social get-together on the top floor of the Sir Duncan Rice library.