Legal Research Project - 2016

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Unit summary

OJD417

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Assessment: Proposal - Research Proposal (10%) , Research Project (90%)

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 4,080.00

Students undertaking Legal Research Project must research and write a substantial research paper on a topic approved by the course co-ordinator. The unit gives them the opportunity to engage with a substantive area of law and plan, research and write a paper that is relevant to current legal issues. The unit requires students to undertaken research of a postgraduate standard and further develop skills in legal methodology. Students enrolled in Legal Research Project have the option of researching their project at a place organisation and can complete their research paper on an area relevant to that organisation.

Upon successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the legal issues under an area of the law chosen by the student in consultation with the lecturer;
  2. critically evaluate the law relating to the area chosen;
  3. demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions and identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues;
  4. design and plan a project, including development and testing of research questions, and obtaining and assimilating scholarly material from a range of sources to produce a substantial contribution to research.
  • Proposal — Research Proposal (10%)
  • Research Project (90%)

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

You are normally expected to have completed all 16 core units of the JD. Exceptions may be granted, at the Program Director's discretion, if you are approaching your final Session(s) of the course.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

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1Learning in this unit occurs principally through self-directed learning in legal research under the supervision of the unit co-ordinator.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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