LAWS7001 - Legal Research II
- 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.
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 SJD 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.
Semester 2 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 PhD and SJD candidates.
- Preparation of an Approved Foundation Chapter (70%)
- Class Participation (30%)