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Unit of Study LAWS4005 Law Honours Research and Methodology (2024)

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Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate knowledge of and ability to interpret theoretical propositions that underlie scholarly legal research

demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in research methods to facilitate problem solving and decision making to design and plan a project of research into complex legal issues

demonstrate the application of research skills to develop a project proposal and communicate project content effectively.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Research Proposal40%
Research Diary35%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Hutchinson, T, 2018, Researching and Writing in Law, 4th edn, Law Book Co. / Thomson Reuters, Australia. ISBN: 9780455237800 (print version); 9780455237817 (eBook).
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

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