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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Learning in this unit occurs principally through self-directed learning in legal research under the supervision of the unit co-ordinator.
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

On successful completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Research Proposal (10%)
  • Assignment 2 - Multiple Choice Quiz (10%)
  • Assignment 3 - Substantial research paper (80%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

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

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