Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Summer Term, - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Students should keep in regular contact with their supervisors. There are no formal classes. However, students are encouraged to attend the workshops. |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours.
|Prerequisites:|| Requires approval of ALR co-ordinator. |
Requires approval of the subject co-ordinator of the combined subject.
|Corequisites:||Must be taken in conjunction with another law subject assessable by research essay.|
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Martin Vranken
The subject entails study of a selected area of law at an advanced level. The subject allows the student to combine another subject assessable by research essay with self-directed research in the same field, subject to the supervision of a member of staff with expertise in the student's field of inquiry. This allows the student both to attend classes in the area and to deepen their knowledge through engagement in an extended research project.
Note: The essay in this subject is regarded a substantial piece of legal writing.
|Objectives:||To allow students to develop and complete an independent research project of substantial length (10,000) by combining this subject with another subject assessable by 5,000 word research essay. Such a project allows the development of substantive knowledge, confidence with research methodologies and wider writing and research skills.|
|Assessment:||5000 word essay (100%), which combined with another subject, equals a 10000 word essay.|
|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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