Courses & Units

Supervised Research Paper LAW679

Hobart

Note:

Enrolment requires a GPA of 6.0 or better (Distinction grade average). Students wishing to enrol in this unit must first consult the Honours Co-ordinator in the Faculty of Law.

Introduction

Allows students to undertake a sustained piece of research under the supervision of a member of staff. There are no classes as such; teaching takes place through the interaction between the student and staff member. Students select their own research topic in consultation with, and subject to the approval of, a staff member. The research may be on any topic subject to approval and the availability of staff supervision. The work must be completed during the semester in which the student is enrolled. The paper is 14,000 words in length (inclusive of references) and must demonstrate cognitive skills that will highlight the capacity to review, analyse, and evaluate with intellectual independence a research project. The student will also exercise critical thinking in developing a new understanding of an area of law and communicate a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas. Students must have a Distinction grade average in their law units (Law-only GPA of 6 or more) to be eligible for enrolment in this unit. Under the Honours degree rules, students must complete LAW679 Supervised Research Paper in order to be eligible to graduate with first class honours. It also advances students' achievement of all threshold learning outcomes for law (knowledge, ethics, thinking skills, research, communication, and self-management).

Summary

Unit name Supervised Research Paper
Unit code LAW679
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Teaching staff

Supervisor to be determined in consultation with the relevant staff member and the Honours Co-ordinator of the Faculty of Law. Examiner appointed by the Honours Co-ordinator.

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Summer school (early) On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018
Summer school (early) 6/11/2017 1/1/2018 1/1/2018 18/2/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $1,561.00 090999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

GPA of 6.0 or better and either:

LAW204 OR LAW252 AND LAW255 AND LAW253 AND LAW254 AND LAW256 AND LAW251 AND LAW250 OR LAW221 AND LAW225 AND LAW226 AND LAW223 AND LAW224 AND LAW222 AND LAW205 OR LAW253 AND LAW221 AND LAW223 AND LAW352 AND LAW224 AND LAW222 AND LAW351

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Consultation between student and staff member

Assessment

14,000 word (inclusive of references) research paper

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Textbooks

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