• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course

Students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (Honours) programs from 1 January 2015 have the option to compete for places in Supervised Research Paper.  This course will enable a student to complete, over one semester, a 12 unit course where students write a 13000 word supervised research paper that will take the place of two standard one semester electives in the LLBHons program. Students will organise supervisors according to any supervised allocation process that is required in the semester before the commencement of Supervised Research Paper.
 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Undertake a focused but systematic study of a legal issue of the student’s own choosing,
  2. Present the results of that study in a written form which is accessible to an interested, but not necessarily informed, legal reader,
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills enabling review, analysis, consolidation and synthesis of knowledge to propose a somewhat original solution to a complex legal problem,
  4. Demonstrate legal project management skills,
  5. Research with some degree of independence within a supervisory relationship,
  6. Develop their understanding of legal research methodology and its limits, and
  7. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of relevant legal theory and legal doctrine.

Other Information

Permission is required to enrol in this course. This course must be taken in a student's ultimate or penultimate semester of study. To be eligible to enrol in this course, a student must have an average mark of 70% or more achieved in ALL law courses completed at ANU. The sub-dean may exercise discretion on the entry requirement for transferring students (ie those that transferred from the LLB program to the current LLBHons program).


Students will need to start the process to be allocated a supervisor at the beginning of the semester before enrolling in the course.

Enrolment is limited with selection based on a competitive process. Application information can be located on the ANU College of Law Website.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Students will produce a 13000 word paper under supervision and that will be worth 100% of the course grade (12 units of LAWS elective courses). (100) [LO null]

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

  • Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 36 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
  • Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have three contact hours per week. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.

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Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Laws (ALLB) and have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses. This course must be taken in a student's ultimate or penultimate semester of study. To be eligible to enrol in this course, a student must have an average mark of 70% or more achieved in all law courses.

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

Prescribed Texts

Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately two weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Alternatively, this information will be published in the Program course list when known.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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