• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Cameron Roles
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
    Second Semester 2021
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This course is offered to Juris Doctor (JD) (on campus) students in the final or penultimate semester of study in their program.  

In consultation with the convenor prior to the beginning of the course, students identify a substantial individual research project that addresses a complex problem of their choice. The research project may be undertaken in a range of professional settings. The professional settings may include, but are not limited to, legal internships, legal clinics, and/ or independent legal research projects (including academic journal article, or report on professional practice or legal policy).  

In consultation with the convenor, students will identify the format of the substantial research report and will negotiate a presentation style and format appropriate to the professional setting selected.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify, plan, manage and execute a substantive and original written research project addressing a complex problem, and do so independently, and to a high professional standard appropriate to the professional setting.
  2. Demonstrate persuasive and inclusive written and oral communications skills appropriate to specialist and non-specialist audiences, and a given professional setting.
  3. Integrate and apply multiple areas of legal knowledge, skills and professional values gained throughout the JD program.
  4. Recognise and apply JD graduate attributes such as, but not limited to: an extended understanding of recent developments in law and its practice; high level research skills; high level conceptualisation; the ability to generate and evaluate complex ideas; legal technical and communication skills; a reflective and ethical approach, and high level personal autonomy and accountability.
  5. Reflect on and review key elements of a growing professional and ethical identity by, for example, naming and debating specific interests, interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and career motivations and aspirations.
  6. Recognise and apply a negotiated range of legal skills relating to one or more of: their intended research, professional conduct rules and/or ethical practice, specific professional work context.
  7. Describe, analyse and critique how advanced knowledge and skills acquired through the study of law are brought to bear in a specific way for a particular purpose in a given professional setting,
  8. Identify, describe, and reflect on their workplace experiences individually and in collaboration with students and work colleagues, particularly in terms of their own professional growth.

Indicative Assessment

  1. A substantive piece of written research (5,000 words) suitable to the professional setting (null) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
  2. An oral presentation showcasing the student’s research project suitable to the chosen professional setting (null) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
  3. A report identifying how the substantive research project integrates and builds upon knowledge, skills and professional values developed throughout the JD program and demonstrates ANU College of Law JD graduate attributes. (null) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]

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

Students are expected to devote 10 — 15 hours of individual study per week plus attend up to 3 hours of classes per week over 12 weeks

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To undertake this course you must be studying the Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed 120 units towards the program.

Prescribed Texts

Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks 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
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
4215 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 Online or In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7223 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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