Legal Research 2 (LAWS7001)


The unit will cover the following topics: higher degree research - students, supervisors and the faculty; refining your thesis - lessons from the strategy; developing/locating your thesis - lessons from the strategy; comparative law techniques; using international law materials; using historical materials/methods; conceptualising and researching the law in action; narratives, interviews, case-studies and other 'selective' forms of analysis; quantitative research methods - common pitfalls; quantitative research methods - forms of presentation and analysis; current problems in research and presentation; current problems II; and overview and review.

Further unit of study information


1x2-hr lecture/week


class participation (30%) and preparation of an approved foundation chapter (70%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules



Additional Information

Core unit for PhD and SJD students enrolled with Sydney Law School. This unit should be completed within Year 2 (full-time students) and Year 2 or 3 (part-time students) of candidature. Not available to coursework or other students.

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.