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Legal Research 2 - LAWS7001

Year - 2020

The unit will cover the following topics: higher degree by research students, supervisors and the School; refining your thesis - lessons from the strategy; developing/locating your thesis - lessons from the strategy; comparative law techniques; using international law materials; using historical materials/methods; conceptualising and researching the law in action; narratives, interviews, case-studies and other 'selective' forms of analysis; quantitative research methods - common pitfalls; quantitative research methods - forms of presentation and analysis; current problems in research and presentation; current problems II; and overview and review.

1x2-hr lecture/week

class participation (10%), clear writing exercise (10%), thesis re-statement exercise (10%) and preparation of an approved thesis chapter of core argument (70%)

Additional information
Core unit for PhD and SJD students enrolled with Sydney Law School. This unit should be completed within the second year (full-time students) and second or third year (part-time students) of candidature. This unit is not available to students enrolled in a coursework program or students from other faculties. Academic Profile




Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Em Prof Terry Carney
HECS Band: 3
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