LEGAL RESEARCH 2

LAW5LRC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject builds on the skills studied in LAW5LRE. The focus in this subject is on advanced legal research skills and the preparation of a thesis. Students will be asked to apply the skills and knowledge obtained from LAW5LRE in structuring a high quality critical analysis of a particular legal question. They will also be required to present their findings to the class. Subject coordinator(s) will develop an unique curriculum based on their own research interests, which will be communicated to students via LMS.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW5LRE Students must be enrolled in LMJD or LMCL or LMGBL or LML or LMLAW or have permission of the director of programs

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVaRecommendedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop advanced skills in defining a research question and identifying appropriate research techniques for analysing the question

Activities:
Research Essay Plan

02. Demonstrate expert skills in presenting a complex research project to a non-expert audience

Activities:
Class Presentation

03. Demonstrate astute skills in critical analysis, legal research and writing an original research project

Activities:
Research Assignment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Summer 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 05 - 06
Four 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class Presentation (500 words)Submitted/Assessed Online10 02
Research Essay Plan (1,000 words) Submitted/Assessed Online20 01
Research Assignment (5,000 words)Submitted/Assessed Online70 03

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Four 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes in first four weeks of semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class Presentation (500 words)Submitted/Assessed Online10 02
Research Essay Plan (1,000 words) Submitted/Assessed Online20 01
Research Assignment (5,000 words)Submitted/Assessed Online70 03