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The evolution of research studies in law: a shift from doctrinal to interdisciplinary

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Abstract

The ever-changing landscape of society, education and research has not failed to leave its mark in the study of, and research in, law. This concept paper traces the evolution of legal research from traditional methodology to research paradigms that reflect the changing needs of the law and society. It extracts the traditional methodology for legal research and highlights the new move towards interdisciplinary while focusing on the reasons for said move. The paper establishes that though traditional methodology in research continue to be fundamental to legal research, the incorporation of interdisciplinary paradigms is necessary for the proper development and evolution of the law in general and legal research in particular\.

Authors: Maryam Dikko, Yunusa Yahaya Bambale