LEGAL THEORY AND METHODOLOGY

LAW5LRE

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will enhance skills in advanced legal research and writing methods. Students will be introduced to a range of socio-legal research methods and techniques, and theoretical approaches to legal scholarship. The subject gives students the opportunity to apply these skills and theoretical frameworks to a number of legal topics.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMJD or LML or LMLGBL or LMCL or LMLAW or LMLE or have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVarious readings that will be made available on the LMSRecommendedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop advanced skills in legal research and writing methods

Activities:
Literature Review Research Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

02. Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of theoretical approaches to legal scholarship

Activities:
Literature Review Research Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

03. Independently review and critically analyse complex primary and secondary research material

Activities:
Literature Review Research Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2019, Week 12-16, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 12 - 16
Four 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 16 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Literature Review (1,500 words)Submitted/Assessed Online30 01, 02, 03
Research Assignment (5,000 words)Submitted/Assessed Online70 01, 02, 03

City Campus, 2019, Week 31-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 34
Four 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 34 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Literature Review (1,500 words)Submitted/Assessed Online30 01, 02, 03
Research Assignment (5,000 words)Submitted/Assessed Online70 01, 02, 03