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LAWS13-569: Legal Research Project


Legal Research Project is an elective subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. To be eligible to graduate with Honours, a Bachelor of Laws student who commenced their program in or after 2015 must complete this subject in the final or penultimate semester of their Bachelor of Laws program. Students enrolled in this subject will work on a legal research project under the supervision of a Faculty of Law academic staff member. Students will research and write a substantial research paper on an approved topic, while developing their skills in legal methodology and critical thinking.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Current: $5,010
  • Commencing in May 2021: $5,260

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of legal research principles and methods.
2. Exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing a new understanding of current legal issues.
3. Apply knowledge and skills to plan and execute a piece of research with independence and autonomy.
4. Analyse and evaluate complex problems and make reasoned and appropriate judgements in a legal context.
5. Demonstrate the ability to present a clear and coherent explanation of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.

Enrolment requirements

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Students may only enrol in this subject in the second-last or final semester of their Bachelor of Laws degree, having completed 240CP of Law subjects. Students must be admitted into LA-40003 - Bachelor of Laws OR LA-40005 - Bachelor of Laws OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020