Courses & Units

Supervised Research Paper LAW679



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 10,000 words in length. 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.


Unit name Supervised Research Paper
Unit code LAW679
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of 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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016
Summer school 1/1/2016 11/1/2016 28/1/2016 25/2/2016

* 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 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2016: $1,305.00 2016: $1,523.00 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:

(LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256 & LAW204) OR

(LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW253, LAW204, LAW351 & LAW352) OR

(LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204 & LAW205)


Teaching Pattern

Consultation between student and staff member


10,000 word research paper

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