Legal Research 2 (LAWS7001)

UNIT OF STUDY

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

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites

LAWS6077

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.