units

LAW4173

Faculty of Law

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2015 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester B 2015 (Day)

Synopsis

This is a program of individual research and writing on a legal topic or project which has been approved by the Chief Examiner after consultation with the proposed supervisor. The topics or projects may be associated with opportunities for placements or internships in legal services in the private or government sectors, in Australia or overseas.

Outcomes

At the successful completion of this Unit, students will be able to:

  1. Learn and work with autonomy, accountability and professionalism through a largely self-directed research project or practical professional project in an internship as appropriate
  2. Identify and articulate complex legal issues
  3. Apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal issues
  4. Engage in critical analysis and make reasoned choices amongst alternatives
  5. Demonstrate cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues and generating appropriate responses and developing new understandings
  6. Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to interpret legal conclusions and professional decisions, as well as to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues
  7. Communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences as appropriate for the particular research project.

Assessment

Research paper (5000-6000 words): 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later:
LAW1111; LAW1114; LAW1112; LAW1113; LAW2101; LAW2102; LAW2112; LAW2111

For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015:
LAW1101; LAW1104

This unit is offered for special purposes only. To apply contact the Law Undergraduate Student Services Office.

Co-requisites

For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later: LAW3111; LAW3112