ISBN 9789956553891
Pages 314
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2023
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback


The Secrets of Writing a First-Class LL.B Dissertation

by Dunia P. Zongwe

Disserted is a groundbreaking, comprehensive book that guides LL.B students on how to craft a first-class dissertation. It tackles head-on the triple crisis faced by law students in developing nations - a crisis of doubting, thinking, and writing This crisis manifests itself in the form of poorly written dissertations.
This is the first book to show how to practically assemble a dissertation from the perspective of decoloniality. This makes Disserted uniquely suited to students from the Global South, considering that decoloniality empowers them to overcome the triple crisis. Indeed, its originality in presenting practical advice and decolonial theory sets this book apart from the handful of guides on LL.B dissertations. Existing resources and manuals are filled with generalities and lack in practicality.
Written in student-friendly prose, its 23 chapters cover a wide range of topics. including research proposals, topic selection, purpose and problem statements. literature reviews, digital tools and models powered by artificial intelligence (AI), the basics of legal prompt engineering, plagiarism, grammar, and research methods. Each chapter offers secrets and deep insights, drawing from the author's extensive experience in supervising LL.B dissertations and research papers, notably in Southern Africa and India.
Though primarily targeting LL.B students, Disserted also serves as an essential companion and indispensable resource for supervisors, law professors, jurists, and anyone interested in unraveling the complexities of writing dissertations. Overall, Disserted underscores the importance of structured dissertation writing coupled with a decolonized research approach that subverts dominant perspectives, exposes the role of Al and technology in entrenching the coloniality of knowledge, and fosters a broader understanding of law.

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About the Author

Dunia P. Zongwe

DUNIA P. ZONGWE, Associate Professor; Alliance School of Law, India; and Adjunct Associate Professor, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa. JD (Cornell); LLM (Cornell); Gert (Univ Montréal); LLB (Univ Namibia); BJuris (Univ Namibia).