Minor Thesis (LLM) # P/T

Subject LAWS70003 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: None
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Successful completion of four MLM subjects with a minimum of 75 percent in each subject; at least one subject being assessed by a research paper of 8,000 words or more.

The submission of a thesis proposal. The proposal should be approximately 1,000 words in length and provide information on the proposed title; a summary of the subject of the research; proposed direction or aim of the thesis; proposed research sources and methodology; proposed schedule for research and completion.

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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


For more information:

Email: law-masters@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 8344 6190
Website: www.law.unimelb.edu.au/masters

Subject Overview:

The minor thesis demonstrates a critical application of specialist knowledge and makes an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. The minor thesis should consist of:

  • A major article or articles suitable for publication in a learned legal journal or a standard approved by the Law School; or
  • Be an empirical study of the operation of particular legal doctrines or legislation; or
  • Draft legislation with an appropriate commentary; or
  • Any other type of research work approved by the law school.
Learning Outcomes:

On the completion of the minor thesis, students should:

  • Be able to demonstrate advanced learning in research skills and mastery of appropriate techniques, such as the use of archival or primary evidence, analysis of data, judgement of conflicting evidence
  • Be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge in the area of their research
  • Have an advanced and detailed understanding of, and commitment to research ethics and codes of practice

A dissertation of 10,000 – 35,000 words; or

2 major articles of 10,000 – 15,000 words each, suitable for publication in a learned legal journal.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

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