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.
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).
|Unit name||Supervised Research Paper|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Law
School of Law
|Discipline||School of Law|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Summer school (early)||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified. Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*: the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.
*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.
* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Summer school (early)||31/10/2016||1/1/2017||31/1/2017||14/2/2017|
|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.
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|
Consultation between student and staff member
14,000 word (inclusive of references) research paper
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Required||To be advised by Unit Coordinator|
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