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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Full year 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2010 (Day)


This unit provides high achieving students with an opportunity to research and write a significant piece of original work. Students will write a thesis under the supervision of an academic member of staff, on a topic chosen by the student and approved by the Chief Examiner.


The unit aims to:

  • provide an opportunity for students to undertake a considered and in-depth analysis of legal issues in a particular area and to formulate and articulate legal and policy issues;
  • develop skills of critical analysis and original thought;
  • encourage the interchange of knowledge and ideas between students and teachers in order to achieve a high quality of legal scholarship;
  • develop students' competency in legal research skills; and
  • enhance students' organisational, presentational and writing skills.

Students who successfully complete LAW5207 should, in general:
  • have acquired a detailed knowledge and expertise in the area of the topic which is the subject of the thesis;
  • have their capacity for critical analysis and original thought enhanced;
  • have an enhanced competency in legal research skills;
  • have the ability to research, organise and present legal and policy issues in a succinct and scholarly manner; and
  • have completed a piece of legal research of publishable quality.


Thesis (10,000 -12,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Colin Campbell


LAW1100 OR LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104