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Advanced Legal Research and Writing (Honours) (8358.2)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School



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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (179381) - View
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    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167558) - View
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    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151498) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154764) - View
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    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145862) - View

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    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


    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.


    Legal Systems or equivalent.


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

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