LAWS6750 Research Paper I

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit must be completed in one semester. Students can enrol in this unit in either semester 1 or semester 2 of any year. The unit provides students with an opportunity to engage in research at the doctoral level on a topic of interest to them and, in particular, a topic which has engaged their interest in their legal practice. The research project must be supervised by an approved expert on the subject concerned. Enrolment in the unit thus depends on an appropriate supervisor being available.
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 of 9000–10,000 words. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Director of Higher Degrees (Research)
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