LAW HONOURS THESIS PART A

LAW4THA

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline



Within the Bachelor of Laws program, Honours is generally undertaken as part of the final year of law studies. It is not an additional year, as in the case of most other degrees such as the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. The Honours year is by application. It includes the research and writing of a 10,000 word thesis (which counts as two law electives) under the supervision of a member of School academic staff on a topic to be approved by the Honours Convenor. Students enrol in Law Thesis Part 1 (LAW4THA) in Semester one and Law Thesis Part 2 (LAW4THB) in Semester two.



SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in this subject is by application is by application and approval of Course-Coordinator only. Admission into LBLX - Bachelor of Laws (Complementary) LWLBUSB - Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business LWLEE - Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Electronic Engineering LWLINT - Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations LWLMC - Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication LWLPY - Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Psychological Science LWLPYB - Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Psychological Science LWLSC - Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science LWLSCB - Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science LWCOML - Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws OR Admission LZCRL - Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws LZCRLB - Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws LVLGE - Bachelor of Laws LVLGEB - Bachelor of Laws LVLUE - Bachelor of Laws LVLUEB - Bachelor of Laws LWLAS - Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Asian Studies LWLAT - Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts LWLATB - Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To be able to develop a research question dealing with a problem in a specific area of knowledge about law or of law, to identify appropriate research techniques designed to investigate and present plausible response(s) to that question, and to formulate and present such response(s).

Activities:
Seminar participation; supervision; Thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Independently review, analyse and synthesise complex primary and secondary material

Activities:
Seminar participation; Supervision; Thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of a specific area of legal knowledge of their own choosing

Activities:
Seminar participation; Thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

04. Demonstrate critical thinking and judgment in developing a new understanding of a specific area of legal knowledge

Activities:
Supervision; Thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Produce an original thesis showing sound reasoning, a coherent exposition of knowledge, effective writing and compliance with established style requirements

Activities:
Supervision; thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 12 - 19
Six 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
ThesisEquivalent to 5000 words100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
PresentationHurdle: all Honours candidates are required to present their research in a 5-10 minute conference-paper style presentation, which is subjected to questioning and assessment by their peers. 01, 02, 03, 04