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Law Honours (11289.1)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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  • Semester 1, 2020, RESEARCH, BRUCE (191505) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, RESEARCH, BRUCE (190060) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, RESEARCH, BRUCE (190148) - View

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Students will undertake a program during which they will conduct research, write, and complete an Honours thesis. Successful completion of Law Honours will have further developed their legal or socio-legal analysis capabilities, ability to think critically (and originally), and research and writing skills. They will also have learned how to work independently and with a supervisor. Successful completion of Law Honours at credit level or above means students will be eligible to graduate from their LLB with Honours if their meet all the other requirements in the Honours Policy.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate the ability to manage and complete a substantial research project under supervision;

2. Demonstrate the ability to locate and utilise the most up-to-date primary and secondary sources relevant to the research project;

3. Demonstrate knowledge of existing research paradigms and methodologies as reflected in an explicit justification of the choice of paradigm and methodology;

4. Demonstrate the capacity to engage in critical thinking in both the evaluation of research literature and the formulation of original arguments; and

5. Demonstrate mastery of written expression through (a) employing the basic principles of effective, grammatical and argumentative writing, (b) polishing multiple drafts under supervision, and (c) complying with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.

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