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Law and Justice Research Project (11272.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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You will identify a research topic and undertake research under the guidance of a supervisor. You will produce either a written research paper on the topic, or if you are intending to undertake Law Honours, an Honours thesis proposal. You will gain enhanced skills in research, writing and critical analysis.

This unit may be co-taught with a PG version of the unit.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate enhanced skills in critical analysis, research and writing in law, socio-legal studies, justice or policy;

2. Demonstrate their ability to work independently and with a supervisor to manage and complete a research task;

3. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant research theory principles; and

4. Develop and apply relevant research methodologies and methods.

Students who successfully complete the unit as Law Honours preparation will also: 5. Develop a research proposal at Honours level.

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Contact Hours

There will be 2-3 hours per week of interactive workshops in the first half of semester, with flexible online options available.


This unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Justice Studies course.

For Law students planning to undertake Law Honours: Law Honours is undertaken in the final or penultimate semester of the degree. Students intending to undertake Law Honours should undertake Law and Justice Research Project in the semester before they plan to undertake Honours.

All students must have passed 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.

Students in a Bachelor of Laws must have passed at least 72 credit points and students in a Bachelor of Justice Studies must have passed at least 48 credit points (including the 6 cps for Foundations of Law and Justice) before enrolling in this unit.



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