This unit provides for completion of the thesis requirement of the LLB Honours course and is a direct follow on from LLW5900 Advanced Legal Research Methods

This unit of study follows on from LLW5900 - Advanced Legal Research Methods. This unit requires a student to write a 7000-9000 advanced legal dissertation based on the proposal created in LLW5900. The unit provides students the opportunity to apply and modify investigative, analytical and critical skills gained and developed through coursework units and LLW5900 to the resolution of a legal problem through a written dissertation. The research and writing must be completed during one semester under the supervision of a member of staff.

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BLB1114 - Legal Research Methods

BLB1101 - Australian Legal System in Context

LLW5900 - Advanced Legal Research Methods

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review and interpret legal research implications as an ongoing process in providing solutions to complex legal problems related to local and global communities;  
  2. Exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing and reviewing a research plan, including the learning and application of law, drawing on knowledge of research principles and methods of law and cognate disciplines;  
  3. Design and implement a research study to investigate an original question through analysis, critical review and interpretation of relevant data;  
  4. Compose a scholarly advanced legal research dissertation presenting a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and present research findings and ideas to an audience consisting of peers and/or interested academic personnel; and  
  5. Troubleshoot and manage a research project to successful completion.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Thesis 7000-9000 WORDS DUE WEEK 12 100%

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