LAWS6981 Doctoral Thesis (part-time)

96 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Students research a law-related topic, chosen by them and approved by the Doctor of Juridical Science Governing Board. The Doctor of Juridical Science (20810) is a professional doctorate designed for research-oriented individuals working in the legal profession. Practitioners most likely to benefit from this unit include leaders and aspiring leaders from diverse fields in the legal profession. Students are encouraged to take up research questions germane to their career interests.
Students are able to develop enhanced research skills and independent critical thinking in order to contribute significantly to professional knowledge and practice of the law.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: satisfactory completion of a thesis examined and passed by three external examiners.. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Unit rules
successful completion of Doctor of Juridical Science (20810) coursework units to a value of 48 points with a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.