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Honours Thesis in Law (LLB580)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 12
Availability MURDOCH: H-internal, Y-internal
Description This unit involves the completion of a major research project under the supervision of a member of staff. Students must participate actively in the supervision process and produce a paper of between 15,000 and 20,000 words on a legal topic nominated by him or her and approved by the Law School Honours Sub-Committee. The application to enrol in this unit is available from the School of Law office, or the School website.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Define a legal research question and identify appropriate research techniques for answering it;
2. Independently review, analyse and synthesise primary and secondary material;
3. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of a specific area of legal knowledge;
4. Exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing an understanding of a specific area of legal knowledge; and
5. Produce a thesis showing a clear topic and argument, sound reasoning, a coherent exposition of knowledge, effective writing (including clear expression) 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 No formal contact hours but regular meetings with Supervisor.
Assessment Honours Thesis.
Prerequisites Obtain necessary Weighted Grade Point Average (WGPA) cut-off; permission of Supervisor and Law Honours Subcommittee.
Notes LLB580 Honours Thesis in Law meets the Law degree 'Research and Writing' requirement.
Previously 2013: LAW480
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2014]
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus) [New in 2014]
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (BCommun)+(LLB)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (BCrim)+(LLB) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + International Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BIB)
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law Honours (LLB(Hons))
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