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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 4019

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
165341

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

To provide students with an opportunity to learn about legal research methods, academic literature reviews and research project proposal preparation. This course has also been designed to extend and further develop students’ interest and skills in preparing a legal research dissertation.

Course content

This course will extend students’ understanding of and experience in the following areas:
(1) Legal research methods;
(2) Elements of academic legal research, including literature reviews;
(3) Distilling a legal problem into research questions;
(4) Legal research project planning;
(5) Research Codes of Conduct and Ethics.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

72 units of Law Study.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 2 hours x 10 weeks
Directed Study 20 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Research proposal 1,500 words (excluding footnotes) 30% N/A
Presentation n/a 20% 15 minutes
Literature Review 3,000 words (excluding footnotes) 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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