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Advanced Legal Research Project - LAWS561

This unit provides students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate advanced research skills through a series of seminar presentations and supervised research, leading to the submission of an 8,000-word thesis. Students formulate their own research question or argument in any area of legal scholarship or regulation. The thesis must be presented and defended within the broader conditions of its relevance, for example: social, historical, philosophical, economic or environmental contexts.

Please note that applications to undertake LAWS561 in Session 1 or Session 2 will close in the last week of January. No late applications can be accepted. As part of the application process students are required to submit an Expression of Interest Form and have confirmation that a member of staff in the Macquarie Law School is willing to act as their supervisor. The Form will be made available to students in December of the previous year.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Ms Francesca Dominello

48cp in LAW or LAWS or LAWZ units and ((GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0) or (GPA of 5.2 out of 7.0) in LAW or LAWS or LAWZ units) and permission by special approval Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LAW511, LAW514, LAW561, LAW564, LAWS564
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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