LAW HONOURS THESIS PART B

LAW4THB

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 LAW4THA AND Enrolment in this subject is by application and approval of Course-Coordinator only.

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)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Four 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 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 3MTĀ© Competition, which is subjected to questioning and assessment by their peers a