Table R - Higher Degree By Research

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Table R - Law

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LAWS6077 Legal Research 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Em Prof Terry Carney Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Assessment: class participation (10%), 4000-6000wd essay (60%) and critical analysis of another student's research strategy essay (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Core unit for all Sydney Law School Higher Degree by Research students. The unit must be successfully completed within the first year of candidature. It is not available to students enrolled in a coursework program or students from another faculty. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php
The primary goal of this unit is to develop skills in undertaking a significant piece of legal research at levels of sophistication suitable for examination (in case of thesis students), and/or publication. At the conclusion of the unit it is anticipated that members of the class will be able to conceptualise the issues to be researched; will be able to locate relevant legal and other materials (using both hard copy and electronic bibliographic aids); will be able to place and sustain an argument (a 'thesis'); and will be able to assess both the quality of that work and to judge the merits of other approaches to planning such research. It is expected that students will become familiar with using comparative materials (both within the federation and international), and will gain a working familiarity with relevant research techniques of other disciplines in the social sciences. The unit aims to encourage debate about the respective merits of different approaches, ethical issues, and the hallmarks of 'quality' research.
LAWS7001 Legal Research 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Em Prof Terry Carney Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: LAWS6077 Assessment: class participation (10%), clear writing exercise (10%), thesis re-statement exercise (10%) and preparation of an approved thesis chapter of core argument (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: 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 https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php.
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.