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

This unit requires a student to write an advanced legal dissertation based on the proposal created in Advanced Legal Research Methods. The unit provides students the opportunity to apply and modify investigative, analytical and critical skills gained and developed through coursework units and Advanced Legal Research Methods to the resolution of a legal problem through a written dissertation.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
LLW5901

Prerequisites

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. Design and implement a research study to investigate an original question through analysis, critical review and interpretation of relevant data;  
  3. 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  
  4. Troubleshoot and manage a research project to successful completion.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Thesis Advanced Legal Dissertation of a selected, and approved legal topic 100%

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