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By Sakhawat Sejan

Society For Critical Legal Studies (SCLS) organised an intensive, resourceful and research aptitude building workshop today at University of Chittagong. Titled as ‘Workshop on Article, Thesis, Fieldwork and Externship Report Writing (with special focus on publication strategy), a number of resource persons from different universities facilitated the workshop with their research skills and expertise on research methodology, framework, qualitative research, quantitative research, publication strategy, exponents to complete a successful research and basics of legal and socio-legal research.

The workshop hosted around hundred law students from different law schools of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and Comilla. Throughout the workshop, the participants were assigned and tested with different group activities focusing on qualitative and quantitative research methods and tools.

Among the distinguished resource persons, Mr. Aftab Uddin Jewel (Assistant Professor, Department of Management, University of Chittagong), Mr. Soyeb Haider (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chittagong), Mr. M. Jashim Ali Chowdhury (Assistant Professor, Department of Law, University of Chittagong), Mr Shat Shamim (Freelance Writer Prothom Alo and a Commonwealth Scholar for the Academic Year 2017-18), Mr Md Abdur Razzak (Lecturer, Department of Law, Jagannath University), Mr Meftahul Hasan Sun (Lecturer, Department of Law, Jagannath University) and Mr Suprobhat Paul (Assistant Professor, Department of Law and Justice, Jahangirnagar Unviersity) have enlightened the participants of the workshop.

At the end of the workshop, the participants were awarded with certificates along with best researching group reward. The workshop ended with the concluding speech of Mr. M. Jashim Ali Chowdhury, the moderator of SCLS.

Launched in December 2016, SCLS is a student driven study circle that aims at fostering both formal and informal intellectual engagement among the students of law on different academic and non academic legal issues and currents of thought. As a casual study circle, the platform seeks to facilitate brain storming sessions, intellectual engagements, skill development initiatives, meeting the practitioners, experts, academics, judges and even the laymen in search of knowledge and excellence in legal reasoning.