Second class honours candidates will take this unit alongside LAW498 Honours Research A. Together, these units support second class honours candidates to independently design, manage and deliver a major piece of academic writing (5,000-word research essay). This unit allows honours candidates to revisit an area of law that they studied as an elective, giving them an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the relevant body of law while extending their critical legal research and academic writing skills.
Selecting a research topic:
In WK 0 of Sem 2 2021, second class honours candidates will ‘opt-in’ to one of eight topic areas, drawn from the LAW-coded electives offered in the 12 months prior to LAW497. Candidates should opt-in to a topic covered in an elective they have completed. That is, candidates are expected to have a foundational knowledge of the unit content to which their honours research topic relates.
|Unit name||Research Paper|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Dr Phillipa McCormack
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- Develop a research question on a law-related issue
- Research and critically analyse a complex legal problem or question
- Lead an independent research project that contributes to the discipline of law
- Write clearly, logically and persuasively in a style appropriate to legal scholarship
Research paper due Friday Week 13 (100%) Research proposal due Wednesday in Week 4 (pass/fail)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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