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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedClayton Research semester 1 2010 (Day)
Clayton Research semester 1 2010 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Ann Monotti / Associate Professor John Duns


The unit is taken by completing a 25,000 - 30,000 words (maximum) thesis under appropriate supervision. The topic is designed by the student in conjunction with a staff member and approved by the Postgraduate Studies Committee.


The minor thesis allows candidates:

  1. to explore in depth a particular legal issue and to acquire and demonstrate a knowledge of the broader legal and policy framework within which these issues can be discussed

  1. to develop and demonstrate research, analytical and writing skills, in order to demonstrate a depth of legal scholarship.


Minor thesis: 25,000-30,000 words

The thesis will be assessed by an examiner under the Faculty regulations.

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor John Duns

Contact hours

Students enrolled in this unit will be provided with appropriate levels of supervision to meet the needs of the student and expectations of the university. Students will be expected to do reading and research applicable to a 24 credit point unit.


Completed four units (four elective units for JD students) and obtained 70% or above in each of the units.