LAWS6077 - Legal Research I
- Develop skills in undertaking a significant piece of legal research at levels of sophistication suitable for examination (in case of thesis candidates), and/or publication.
- Conceptualise the issues to be researched; locate relevant legal and other materials (using both hard copy and electronic bibliographic aids); place and sustain an argument (a 'thesis'); assess both the quality of that work and judge the merits of other approaches to planning such research.
Comparative materials (both within the federation and international); relevant research techniques of other disciplines in the social sciences; the merits of different approaches; ethical issues and the hallmarks of 'quality' research.
Semester 1 2013
Wednesday Evenings, 6-8pm
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
Please note: this unit is compulsory for all research degree candidates. It must be undertaken within the first year of candidature.
- 1 x 4,000 - 6,000 Word Essay (60%)
- 1 x Critical Analysis of another Candidate's Research Strategy Essay (30%)
- Class Participation (10%)
Not available to coursework candidates.