Advanced Legal Research and Writing

Course code LAWS5005Units 10Level 5000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School

This course is available to Bachelor of Laws (LAWS) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) students who have obtained an average mark of 75% or more in all completed LLB courses or by arrangement with the Dean of Law. Refer to School policy on Honours contained in the School of Law Student Guide.

Consists of research and writing under supervision. The Honours course co-ordinator will provide guidance to each candidate concerning the definition of the topic of a proposed dissertation, and will also arrange appropriate supervision and guidance to the candidate at all stages of the dissertation research program.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe primary duty of the candidate is to produce the dissertation. The candidate must recognise that by enrolling in Advanced Legal Research and Writing he or she is seeking, first and foremost, to upgrade his or her academic qualifications. Accordingly, the candidate has the signal responsibility for the progress of the dissertation, and the final decision concerning the form and content of the dissertation rests with the candidate.
ContentThe syllabus will consist of research and writing under supervision within the School of Law. The Honours course co-ordinator will be responsible for providing guidance to each candidate in the course concerning the definition of the topic of a proposed Dissertation, and arranging supervision.

A supervisor of an Honours Dissertation will be responsible for providing appropriate guidance to the candidate at all stages of the research program for the Dissertation.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005.

The course is only available to students in their final year of study in the LAWS or LAWS/Dip Leg Prac.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment will be comprised of a dissertation paper.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for LAWS5005