• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dilan Thampapillai
    • Dr Philippa Ryan
    • Prof Anthony Connolly
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
    See Future Offerings

This course is designed to provide students undertaking a masters degree in law with the opportunity to undertake a supervised research project in any area of law not previously studied in their program.

The research project is designed to build upon previous foundational and elective courses and allow students to develop cutting-edge legal research under the supervision of a member of staff.
 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Apply advanced specialised knowledge and research skills to undertake an in-depth, critical analysis with respect to the area of law relevant to the topic;
  2. Identify, analyse and reflect upon a complex body of knowledge in the area of law relevant to the topic;
  3. Critically reflect upon and synthesise complex information, issues, concepts and theories as they apply in the area of law relevant to the topic chosen;
  4. Apply advanced knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a researcher.

Other Information

The course may be taken as part of an LLM program (except for International Security Law). The GRU is worth 12 units and involves the completion of a 12000-16000 word research thesis.


If you wish to undertake a Graduate Research Unit, please note that the application process has changed.

Please go to the ANU College of Law website for information and the application form https://law.anu.edu.au/graduate-research-unit

 

Indicative Assessment

  1. The Graduate Research Unit course requires a research paper of between 12,000 and 16,000 words in length. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

It is expected that a student would need to spend approximately 20 hours a week on this project or equivalent time over the period. There are no formal classes.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SEVNL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL); and have a distinction average across 24 units of 8000 level LAWS courses. OR Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed at least two 8000 level LAWS courses and have a distinction average across 24 units of relevant courses; OR Master of Military Law (MMILL); OR Juris Doctor - online (MJDOL) and have completed LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B.

You will need to contact the ANU Law School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

None specified

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $7680
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $10920
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2635 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7567 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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