Legal Research & Writing
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- 20 Feb 2023
- 24 Jul 2023
The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to delivering an excellent student experience, alongside a high standard of teaching, research, and training. As a leader in ethical education, Notre Dame aims to develop students’ critical reasoning and their ability to make ethical decisions—crucial skills to progressing their careers and leading purposeful lives. At Notre Dame, students navigate their future with an ethical education online.
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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.
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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
Continuous assessment - 50% Final exam - 50%
- Abstract and Annotated Bibliography. (20%)
- Problem Question. (10%)
- Research Essay. (20%)
- Examination. (50%%)
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