Workshop on basics of Research Paper Writing and Presentation

What you will learn?

There is consistent demand on academicians to produce good quality research papers. This demand is institutionalized in the requirements laid down by the regulatory bodies and the strategic attempts by educational institutions to manage research. Keeping this demand in mind, the objective of this workshop is to unpack what constitutes a great research paper and outline the pleasures and pitfalls of writing it. With the help of some characteristic examples and activities, the workshop will serve as a practical guide to the art of writing papers.

The aim of the workshop is to encourage students to write research papers and present their paper in various conferences and competitions.

Teachers & Teachings

Session 1: Legal Research & Writing: All you need to know

Instructor: Mr Abhayraj Naik

(Visiting Faculty, NLSIU and Azim Premji University; BALLB (NLSIU) and LLM (Yale))


Mr Naik is an Independent Researcher and Consultant based in Bengaluru, India. He is the Co-Founder of “Initiative for Climate Action”, a non-profit organisation working in the area of climate change and conservation. Naik is a Visiting Faculty at the National Law School of India University where he most recently has taught an experiential course on 'Climate Justice Practice' and a seminar on 'Problematizing Environmental Issues in India' as part of research and writing for a masters-level dissertation. He also teaches a core course on “Law and Justice in a globalising world” and an elective course on “Climate Justice in India” at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. A 2006 graduate of the National Law School of India University, he completed his LLM from Yale Law School, Connecticut in 2009. Having a large number of publications to his credit dealing with a wide host of subjects, including but not restricted to climate change policy of India; privacy; pharmaceutical patents and healthcare; police brutality, etc; he had to be our first choice for beginning this educational series on legal research and writing.

Session 2: An Expert's guide to writing a Research Paper

Instructor: Ms Shriya Maini

(Advocate on Record at the Supreme Court of India; Visiting Faculty at NLU Delhi, MNLU Nagpur & Lloyd Law College, Noida; LLM (Oxford); BALLB (GNLU))

Ms Shriya Maini is an award-winning lawyer practising at the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court and District Courts/tribunals (NCLAT, NCLT and NCDRC). She specializes in dispute resolution (civil, criminal and matrimonial) and has been accredited with numerous publications. A gold medallist from Gujarat National Law University, Ms Maini post-graduated in-laws from the University of Oxford, U.K., and is also a Visiting Professor for Women and Child Laws and International Crimes at National Law University, Delhi, NLU Nagpur and Lloyd Law College, Noida.

Session 3: How to get published in the best International Journals: from Abstract to Conclusion

Instructor: Mr Raghav Mendiratta

(LL.M. Candidate (London School of Economics), B.A. LL.B. (RGNLU); Researcher- Stanford University Center for Internet and Society (CIS))

Raghav Mendiratta is a lawyer registered with the Bar Council of Delhi. He is currently pursuing an LL.M. in Information Technology, Media and Communication laws from the London School of Economics where he is also a member of prestigious Teaching Committee. He writes on issues of Media, Tech, Criminal and Gender Justice laws and his articles have been published by the Journal of the Indian Law Institute (one of India's highest ranked and oldest law journals), University of Pennsylvania Journal of Social Change, the Oxford Human Rights Hub, the Indian Express, among others.⠀

Session 4: Mastering the Art of Paper Presentation

Instructor: Ms Niharika Salar

(Assistant Professor, NALSAR Hyderabad; LL.M. (National University of Singapore); B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (NUSRL Ranchi))

Ms Niharika Salar completed her LLM with specialization in Intellectual Property & Technology Law at the National University of Singapore after pursuing her BA LLB (Hons) from NUSRL Ranchi. During her time at NUS Singapore, she had the privilege of presenting her research in Hong Kong and Indonesia with respect to Brands and IP law in multiple jurisdictions. Apart from this she also had the opportunity to work with Prof Chalmers (Vice-Dean, Research, NUS Law) on his project on the legal and regulatory framework of various SEA countries with respect to their COVID response where Ms. Salar was responsible for looking into India. Ms. Niharika Salar is currently working as an Assistant Professor at NALSAR, Hyderabad where she is responsible for co-teaching General Principles of IPR.

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FEE: Free of cost

This course includes:

4+ hours of video lectures

Downloadable resources

Full lifetime access

Access on mobile and TV

Major takeaways:

  • An understanding of desirable practices in research

  • Comprehending what reviewers want

  • Dispelling some major research myths

  • Looking forward to research with greater confidence

Workshop contents:

  • Generating and choosing an idea

  • Connecting with the reader

  • Literature review (with specific focus on review based papers)

  • Making claims and supporting them

  • Drafting a research paper

  • Citations and referencing

  • Abstract, title and keywords

  • Plagiarism and ethics of paper writing

  • Top reasons for rejection of papers