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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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-requisitesLAW5CIP OR LAW5PMI

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop advanced skills in legal research and writing methods
02. Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of theoretical approaches to legal scholarship
03. Independently review and critically analyse complex primary and secondary research material

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Week 10-14, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 13
Four 7.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Literature Review (1,500 words) Submitted/Assessed OnlineN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Research Assignment (5,000 words) Submitted/Assessed OnlineN/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3