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At the end of this module students should be able to:
- frame a challenging but realistic research question;
- write a research proposal;
- conduct legal research to a high standard;
- engage in independent legal research;
- present legal research in a written form that is clear, concise and accurate in a longer research paper;
- formulate and present clear and convincing legal arguments.
The module includes three seminars designed to develop research and writing skills.
Week 1: Picking a research topic, Research skills I
Week 2: Writing a research proposal, Research skills II
Week 3: Law Research Library Session, Legal writing skills, Referencing
The exact topics to be covered will depend on students’ needs. Students are encouraged to request the skills / issues they would like to discuss in class, and to get in touch if they want the module coordinator to organise an extra seminar or workshop, or to discuss any issues and questions they have.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
This module cannot be taken if you have already taken the 5 credit Research Module Law 30750
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: Final Research Paper, due April 2024; 8000 words||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Attendance: Meeting with supervisor in trimester 2 to obtain feedback on 1,000 word sample of writing||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Research Proposal, due week 10 of trimester 1; 1500 words||Week 10||n/a||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|Repeat||Within Two Trimesters|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Students will receive individual and peer feedback on their research ideas and research proposals in trimester 1. Students will be asked to submit a 1,000 word sample of writing to their supervisors in early trimester 2, and to arrange a face to face meeting with their supervisor during their office hours to obtain feedback on this draft. This is a key component of this module. Students will also be able to meet with their supervisor during office hours/via zoom to discuss their progress. Students will receive individual feedback from the supervisors on their final research papers.