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Advanced Legal Research and Writing (Honours) (8358.2)

Level: Undergraduate Fourth Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167558) - View
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  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151498) - View
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Syllabus

Co-taught with Advanced Legal Research and Writing, this unit is designed to enhance the traditional and electronic legal research skills of participants and to place them within an advanced theoretical framework, and to give participants a firm grounding in legal writing. Participants will learn about empirical research methodology, how to complete ethic approval applications, and how to write an honours research proposal.

Learning Outcomes

DESCRIPTION:

1. students will have an enhanced capacity for legal research and a greater awareness of, and capacity for, precision, accuracy and clarity in legal writing.

2. knowledge of the sources of law in selected Commonwealth and other foreign jurisdictions and how they are accessed and researched

3. knowledge of the nature and relevance of government documentary sources for legal research and the ways of obtaining such sources

4. knowledge of major legal research methodologies

5. knowledge of the elements of legal drafting through writing and presenting legal agreements and arguments

6. knowledge of legal writing incorporating the results of research

7. identify a research question and developing a research proposal at an Honours level

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours per week.

Prerequisites

Legal Systems or equivalent.

Corequisites

Enrolment in the Bachelor of Laws or double degree with Laws.



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