LAWS6979 Advanced Legal Theory and Research Methodology

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit adopts a flexible approach in relation to the format of the workshops/seminars. All Doctor of Juridical Science students are required to take the unit which is assessed as pass/fail. Specialists are invited to lead discussion on various topics.
Students are able to (1) think about contemporary legal issues; and advanced concepts in legal theory and research methodology and (2) develop knowledge and application of new technology in legal research; critical analytical skills; and broader research writing and communication skills.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Contact hours
intensive/partially online
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