MINOR THESIS

LAW5MIT

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Subject to application, students may choose an area of law in consultation with the subject coordinator as a part of either the Master of Laws or the Juris Doctor. The thesis will take the place of two subjects within the relevant program. With approval, students may enrol in this subject at the beginning of either semester one, semester two or an approved designated summer period and must submit by the end of their enrolled semester/period. The minor thesis requires the design, conduct and reporting of a substantial research based project including a critical review of relevant literature.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW5LRE and admission to this subject is by application only. Must have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Career-focusedNo

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Formulate and articulate an extended written argument including a critical review and synthesis of relevant literature and case law using appropriate referencing for an academic or professional context.
02. Work in an independent manner and provide solutions to an identified legal problem from a theoretical and/or practical perspective.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 d supervised research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
12,000 word minor thesisN/AN/AN/ANo100 SILO1, SILO2

City Campus, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 d supervised research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
12,000 word minor thesisN/AN/AN/ANo100 SILO1, SILO2