Law and Justice Research Project (11272.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply knowledge of relevant legal research principles and methods including indigenous approaches to research;
2. Use high-level research skills by investigating complex primary sources, literature, ideas and concepts and apply on own research design;
3. Apply communication skills by presenting research findings in writing and presentation using multi-media;
4. Display research rigor and drive and use organizational skills to plan and manage their study workload; and
5. Understand ethics and protocols for research related to Aboriginal & Torres Islander topics.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
PrerequisitesStudents must have passed 48 credit points including 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.
Equivalent units7019 Advanced Legal Research and Writing, 7045 Legal Research Project, 8672 Canberra Law Review
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Dr Sascha Dov Bachmann|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Sascha Dov Bachmann|
Materials will be provided through the class Canvas site. There is a fully updated reading list available on CANVAS
In addition, these texts are recommended and available in the Library or for purchase online:
Terry Hutchinson, Researching and Writing in Law (Thomson Reuters, 4th ed, 2018)
Robert Watt and Francis Johns, Concise Legal Research (Federation Press, 6th ed, 2009)
Shawn Wilson, Research Is Ceremony - Indigenous Research Methods (Fernwood Publishing Co Ltd), 1st edition 2008
The following texts may also be useful:
Michèle M Asprey, Plain Language for Lawyers (Federation Press, 4th ed, 2010)
Bruce Bott and Ruth Talbot-Stokes, Nemes and Coss' Effective Legal Research (Lexis Nexis, 6th ed, 2015)
Peter Butt and Richard Castle, Modern Legal Drafting: A Guide to Using Clearer Language (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed, 2006)
Elmer Doonan and Charles Foster, Drafting (Cavendish Publishing Limited, 2nd ed, 2001)
Ross Hyams, Susan Campbell, and Adrian Evans, Practical Legal Skills (Oxford University Press, 4th ed, 2014)
James D Lester and James D Lester Jr, Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide (Pearson, 15th ed, 2015)
Mike McConville and Wing Hong Chui (eds), Research Methods for Law (Edinburgh University Press, 2nd ed, 2017)
Sue Milne and Kay Tucker, A Practical Guide to Legal Research (Thomson Reuters, 2nd ed, 2010)
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
If applying for an exension, please follow the instructions on the Assignment Extension Form on the Student Forms page carefully. Applications for extension must be submitted to the Unit Convenor at the earliest possible opportunity in the case of circumstances considered to be unanticipated, extenuating, and exceptional (see reasons 1-6 on page 3 of the form). For anticipated events or circumstances that have a defined time period (see reasons 7-14 on page 4 of the form), notification must be lodged no later than 5 working days before the scheduled due date of the assignment. Your application will not be processed without the required information, your signature and relevant supporting documentation. Please provide this to the Unit Convenor by email.
If there are extenuating circumstances which mean you need a deferred exam, please apply to the Unit Convenor for a deferred exam. Please refer to the Assessment Policy and the Assessment Procedures. These require documentary evidence to be provided with your application. Please provide this to the Unit Convenor by email, along with a summary of the reasons for seeking a deferred exam.
If you do not submit all assessment items you may receive a grade of NC (a fail result based on failure to complete one or more of the assessment requirements) for the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Expectations of students include:
- You are responsible for managing your academic progress and working to achieve the unit learning outcomes.
- You are expected to be familiar with information relevant to your units and course as per the information made available to you. This includes the Unit Outline, Canvas site and assignment instructions.
- You have a responsibility to participate actively and positively in the teaching-learning process and comply with the requirements of your course.
- You are required to treat all University staff and fellow students with respect and courtesy at all times.
See Student Charter for more information.
Must attend throughout (incl in class and online)
Required IT skills
Word processing and basic internet skills are required.
Work placement, internships or practicums