Legal Research Project - 2017

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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%) , Quiz (10%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 4,320.00

The Legal Research Project will require you to research and write a substantial research paper on a topic approved by the unit co-ordinator. The unit gives you 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 will require you to undertake research of a postgraduate standard and further develop your skills in legal methodology.

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

  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of legal methodology
  2. critically evaluate an area of the law chosen by the student in consultation with the lecturer
  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%)
  • Quiz (10%)
  • Research Project (80%)

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.

  • Additional materials
  • Broadband access

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.

NumberTopic
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.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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