LAWS5696 Research Paper III Part 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit is taken over two semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence the unit in either Semester 1 or Semester 2. The unit provides the opportunity for students to undertake a research project of their choice in their postgraduate course. The research project must be supervised by an approved expert in the subject area concerned.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) formulate an appropriate research topic; (2) conduct relevant research into the topic; (3) synthesise the research; and (4) write a dissertation on the approved topic.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: research paper 17,000 words (continuous assessment with a final mark awarded at the completion of LAWS5957 Research Paper III Part 2). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Melanie O'Brien
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Approval of unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Students taking Part 1 in Semester 1 must take Part 2 in the following Semester 2; students taking Part 1 in Semester 2 must take Part 2 in the following Semester 1.
Incompatibility:
LAWS5695 Research Paper II
Contact hours
This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Note
This unit must be completed in one semester, but with LAWS5697 Research Paper III Part 2, so it is a full-year 17,000-word research paper. Students can enrol in this unit in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 of any year. Enrolment in this unit depends on the availability of an appropriate supervisor.

The process is: (1) Student identifies a potential thesis topic, and then identifies a suitable supervisor with expertise in this area. Your supervisor will ideally be a Law School academic staff member. A full list of academic staff can be found here http://www.law.uwa.edu.au/contact/staff; (2) approach your proposed supervisor to discuss their availability to supervise and your proposed topic; (3) request the Supervisor Nomination Form from the Unit Co-ordinator, complete the 500-word abstract, and ask the supervisor who has agreed to supervise to complete the form; (3) Send the completed form to the Unit Coordinator via email (pay attention to the deadline), and meanwhile enrol in the unit online by yourself; (4) Once the above processes are completed, your online enrolment will still remain 'invalid' but the Law Support Office will enrol you manually into the unit. Please note, if you do not complete and return your Supervisor Nomination Form, you will not be enrolled in the unit and your enrolment will remain ‘invalid'.

THE DUE DATE FOR THIS PAPER IS THE FINAL DAY OF THE SEMESTER, THAT IS, 11.59PM ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE STUDY WEEK BEGINS.
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