Legal Research II (LAWS1019)


This is a compulsory unit taught on a pass/fail basis. It is a continuation of Legal Research I and covers advanced search techniques and the use of, Westlaw International and other complex databases. The purpose of this unit is to further develop the skills students need throughout their law degree, and to introduce students to the legal research skills required after graduation.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


4x2-hr seminars


Satisfactory attendance and in-class exam

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge



LAWS1008 or LAWS1022

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.