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Supervised Legal Research (LLB381)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit offers students the opportunity to work with a staff member who has agreed to supervise a substantial project of legal research in the staff member's area of expertise. Active participation in the supervision process and production of a substantial piece of legal writing, in the form of a research essay, opinion, brief, or factum is required.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Define a legal research question and identify appropriate research techniques for answering it;
2. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of a specific area of legal knowledge;
3. Exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing an understanding of a specific area of legal knowledge; and
4. Produce an extended research essay showing a clear topic and argument, sound reasoning, a coherent exposition of knowledge, effective writing and compliance with established academic style requirements.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences Students will meet with a supervisor as directed during the unit to discuss the research project and receive guidance on progressing and writing up the research project.
Other Learning Experiences Meetings: up to 10 hours in total.
Assessment The unit's learning objectives are to promote students' research and writing skills; to provide an opportunity for students to undertake in-depth analysis of legal issues in an area of their choice; and to write high quality papers, which students may publish in law journals. These objectives will be assessed by means of a sustained piece of legal writing and students will be expected to engage constructively with the supervision process.
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB, BJU300 Legal Theory and Research, and permission of Supervisor and Academic Chair
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW381 Supervised Legal Research may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Professor Kate Lewins

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2972
e: k.lewins@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.026 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Steve Shaw
Lecturer - Law

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6242
e: S.Shaw@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.020 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Professor Kate Lewins

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2972
e: k.lewins@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.026 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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