• Offered by ANU School of Legal Practice
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Migration
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online

The course prepares students for academic writing of Masters level research papers as well as further academic and applied research.  The course is aimed both at students who are migration law practitioners and those aiming to continue academic research in this field. Its objective is to develop research confidence and the ability to draft various types of scholarly texts with high impact potential.  It will focus on strategies ensuring selection of feasible and novel research questions and discuss methodologies and techniques of drafting academic texts. Peer review exercises will be introduced to familiarise students with academic review styles and response techniques.

Learning Outcomes

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

By the conclusion of this course, it is expected that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of research and writing methods available to legal scholars.
  2. Understand and synthesise the differences between styles of legal research and writing.
  3. Employ cognitive, technical and theoretical knowledge to reflect critically on own writing.
  4. Critique within an academic peer review process.
  5. Apply knowledge and skills to independently choose and reflect on the feasibility of a research hypothesis and research questions.
  6. Develop and apply appropriate styles and methodologies for research and writing in migration law.

Other Information

For more information and the timetable please go to the Graduate Coursework Timetable

Indicative Assessment

Indicative assessment:
  1. Research essay (5,000 words) 70%
  2. Assessment of peer review strategies and application 20%
  3. Reflective journal covering research methodologies 10%

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

This is an online course. Students will study online and area expected to devote 10-12 hours per week participating online in Live Classrooms on Adobe Connect, participating in group activities and in individual research and studying.

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 completed LAWS8651 Fundamentals of Australian Migration Law; OR Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD), have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS8651 Fundamentals of Australian Migration Law; OR Juris Doctor - online (MJDOL) and have completed LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B and LAWS8651 Fundamentals of Australian Migration Law; Students undertaking any ANU graduate program may apply for this course. Enrolments are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the ANU College of Law for permission number.

Prescribed Texts

As Migration legislation changes so frequently the program does not recommend textbooks which can quickly become out of date. These are included in the Course Study Guide which will be available on the Wattle course site one week prior to the commencement of the course.

Preliminary Reading

The Course Study Guide which will be available on the Wattle course site one week prior to the commencement of the course.

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:
6 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
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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