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LA4048 - Research Dissertation B: Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: LA4047 LA4048
Administered by: School of Law Office

Available to final year Bachelor of Laws and combined degree Bachelor of Laws students.

Available as part of the Honours program to level 4 students with a GPA of at least 5, who anticipate applying for an Australian Postgraduate Award. Students will be required to undertake this subject together with LA4047 Research Dissertation B and complete a substantial piece of independent research, under the supervision of an appointed supervisor. The length of the dissertation is 18,000-20,000 words. The conditions are fully set out in the Honours guidelines of the School of Law.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop advanced legal writing skills;
  • to develop independent legal research skills;
  • to foster critical analysis and evaluation of the law;
  • to foster the acquisition of a sophisticated knowledge of the law in the subject area of the research.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA4026 and LA4046

Availabilities

As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Ms Dominique Thiriet
Assessment: research dissertation.
Special Assessment Requirements: This subject must be completed together with LA4047. Assessment for both subjects is joint and consists of a single research dissertation.

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Thomas Middleton
Assessment: research dissertation.
Special Assessment Requirements: This subject must be completed together with LA4047. Assessment for both subjects is joint and consists of a single research dissertation.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Ms Dominique Thiriet
Assessment: research dissertation.
Special Assessment Requirements: This subject must be completed together with LA4047. Assessment for both subjects is joint and consists of a single research dissertation.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Thomas Middleton
Assessment: research dissertation.
Special Assessment Requirements: This subject must be completed together with LA4047. Assessment for both subjects is joint and consists of a single research dissertation.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.