LLM522 LLM Major Dissertation

Updated: 15 February 2019
Credit Points 42
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Research Period 1 Online
Armidale Research Period 2 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in LLM and permission of head of school
Co-requisites LLM600 or LLM500
Restrictions LLM622
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

This unit is designed to provide students with the opportunity to complete a dissertation for a Master of Laws by Research degree.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced, integrated and coherent understanding of the law generally; and a sophisticated and in-depth understanding and mastery of the legislation, case law, and policy arguments relating to the complexities related to a specific area of law;
  2. use highly-developed cognitive and creative skills to identify a research topic and question; review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge; apply and implement a range of methods and technologies to critically analyse and evaluate information;
  3. demonstrate expert, specialised cognitive and legal skills to indepedently conceive, plan, design 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
  4. 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 in appropriate scholarly and professional formats.