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Legal Research Project PG (11446.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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  • Semester 2, 2020, PROJECT, BRUCE (190748) - View
  • Semester 1, 2020, PROJECT, BRUCE (198850) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, PROJECT, BRUCE (190499) - View

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This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in an independent research project of their choice. Students will identify a research topic and undertake research under the guidance of a supervisor. Students will produce a written research paper on the topic and enhance their skills in legal research, writing and critical analysis.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Plan and execute a substantial legal research project under supervision;

2. Investigate, critically evaluate and synthesise complex literature, concepts and ideas related to the research topic; and

3. Generate responses to legal or legal policy issues and communicate these through a written research paper.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Independent student project with supervisor.


This unit is only available to students in the Juris Doctor, Masters of Laws or Masters of Legal Studies courses.

Students must have passed 11431 Foundations of Law and Justice G AND 11445 Legal Research and Writing Skills PG or equivalent.



Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

6640 Legal Research Reading PG

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