The unit will cover the following topics: higher degree by research students, supervisors and the School; 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.
class participation (30%) and preparation of an approved foundation chapter (70%)
Core unit for PhD and SJD students enrolled with Sydney Law School. This unit should be completed within the second year (full-time students) and second or third year (part-time students) of candidature. This unit is not available to students enrolled in a coursework program or students from other faculties.