LLM520 LLM Research Topic

UNE has cancelled in-person, paper-based exams for Trimester 1 per government advice to avoid large indoor gatherings. Instead, all exams will either be transferred to other modes of assessment, or offered online. We are working as quickly as possible to update the published information regarding unit assessments but warn that the information contained here may be inaccurate or subject to change. Information about assessment changes will be provided to student via individual Moodle unit sites as they become available. Immediate information on online exams is available on UNE's Online Supervised Exams page.

Updated: 18 March 2020
Credit Points 12
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Armidale Year Long 1 Online
Armidale Year Long 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in JD or LLM and 72cp
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LLM619 or LLM620 or LLM621

By the end of week 1, you will be expected to have found a supervisor for your topic and to have posted an outline of your proposed research topic to Moodle.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Eric Ghosh (eghosh@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit is designed to provide students with the opportunity to complete a small research project within a Master of Laws by Coursework degree.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Research Project 100% 12,000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the law generally; and a sophisticated understanding and mastery of the legislation, case law and policy arguments relating to the complexities within a specific area of law;
  2. use highly-developed cognitive and creative skills to identify a research topic and question; review, analyse, consolidate, justify and synthesise knowledge;
  3. apply a range of methods and technologies to critically analyse and evaluate information;
  4. demonstrate an advanced ability to conceive, plan and implement a program of legal research accessing both domestic and international sources, and exhibiting an ability to employ highly-developed legal research techniques; and
  5. demonstrate a sophisticated and masterful ability to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas and formulate, through refinement and reflection, a defensible thesis which applies legal research and legal reasoning, together with evidence of novel or independent thought.