Advanced Legal Research (Year)

Subject 730-118 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Year Long, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Students should keep in regular contact with their supervisors
Total Time Commitment: 240 hours

Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory or in each case their equivalents.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Martin Vranken
Subject Overview:

The subject includes study of a selected area of law at an advanced level; the subject allows the student to engage in self-directed research, subject to the supervision of a member of staff with expertise in the student's field of inquiry.

Note: The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing for honours purposes.

Objectives: The subject aims to enhance the student’s capacity to undertake independent research. The student is required to plan his or her own research project with the supervisor’s assistance, and to develop the research skills necessary to successfully complete the project.

10,000 word research assignment 100%. The approval of the subject coordinator is required.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • the capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection
  • the capacity to communicate in writing
  • the ability to develop a research project
  • the capacity to plan and manage time
  • attitudes towards knowledge that include valuing truth, openness to new ideas and ethics associated with knowledge creation and usage

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