Undergraduate | UND-LAWS1000 | 2024
Legal Research & Writing
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Writing and research skills for your law degree and beyond. You’ll learn how to find and use reliable sources of information. Communicate clearly and reference appropriately. These are important skills for academic and professional success.
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- No prior study
- 13 weeks
- 19 Feb 2024,
- 22 July 2024
About this subject
On completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Use the appropriate process for answering a legal hypothetical
- Explain the importance of a law student’s integrity obligations and how to meet them
- Find and use primary and secondary sources, and identify which are credible or authoritative
- Cite references in accordance with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation
- Employ principles of plain, professional and persuasive communication in legal and academic writing
- Finding, interpreting and using primary and secondary sources
- Distinguishing credible from non-credible sources
- Communicating clearly and persuasively in academic and professional contexts
- Referencing appropriately
Legal Research and Writing is an introductory core skills subject for Law. Students will learn how to solve legal problems and approach law assignments; how to find, interpret and use primary and secondary sources; how to distinguish credible from non-credible sources; how to communicate clearly and persuasively in academic and professional contexts; and how to reference appropriately. Students will also learn generic study skills applicable outside of a Law course
- Abstract and Annotated Bibliography. (20%)
- Problem Question. (10%)
- Research Essay. (20%)
- Examination. (50%)
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