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Unit of Study LAWS6002 Advanced Legal Research (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 advanced knowledge of the nature and objectives of legal research

engage in the methodologies used in legal and interdisciplinary research

use advanced legal research techniques to identify, evaluate, record and manage legal and non-legal materials

engage competently in research in a specialised area of law, locally and internationally

practise academic integrity and ethical behaviour in advanced legal research and writing.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Literature review40%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Hutchinson, T, 2018, Research and Writing in Law, 4th edn, Thomson Reuters.
  • O'Leary, Z, 2021, The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project, 4th edn, Sage, London. ISBN: 9781529713466.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

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