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Legal Research Methods for Honours (LLB582)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: H-internal, Y-internal
Description This unit aims to equip students with the requisite skills in advanced legal research and writing in preparation for completion of the honours thesis. It provides students with an introduction to some of the current legal research paradigms and their methodologies together with opportunities to revise and reinforce their legal research skills. Students will develop a literature review and provide a presentation on their research proposal as part of the learning activities in this unit.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. demonstrate an enhanced capacity for legal research and a greater knowledge of the various paradigms of legal research and appropriate methodologies;
2. understand the purpose of, and complete, research proposals;
3. show enhanced oral presentation skills; and
4. proceed towards the completion of your Honours thesis.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: up to 24 hours.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is to provide a series of seminars and self-directed learning tasks associated with Honours level work in Law.
Assessment Assessments, focusing on a written research proposal and presentation, will test students' enhanced capacity for legal research and knowledge of the various paradigms of legal research and appropriate methodologies; and their capacity to use effectively the various online law databases both for primary and secondary materials.
Prerequisites Admission to the Honours Programme in Law or Legal Studies (pre 2017) or Law Business and Society.
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))
Master of Laws by Research (LLM(Res))
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.


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