Marcus Soanes of The City Law School, City University London, has published The Legal Questing Beast: Vocational Students’ Research Strategies, Motivations and Emotions, 44 The Law Teacher 149-168 (2010) (Issue No. 2). Here is the abstract:
In the context of the Bar Vocational Course, this project enquired how students perceive their research strategies when they interact with repositories of legal information. The research captured and analysed the students’ descriptions of these engagements and their motivations for as well as their emotional responses to undertaking research tasks. Some tentative comparisons are made between the students’ strategies and those reported by a small number of junior barristers.