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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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Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 19 Feb 2024
  • 22 July 2024
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About this subject

  • On completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Use the appropriate process for answering a legal hypothetical
    2. Explain the importance of a law student’s integrity obligations and how to meet them
    3. Find and use primary and secondary sources, and identify which are credible or authoritative
    4. Cite references in accordance with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation
    5. Employ principles of plain, professional and persuasive communication in legal and academic writing

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0.125 EFTSL

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