2022 unit information
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit. This will include 2 hours seminars and additional face-to-face activities per week, reading and writing assignments, and preparing and performing a presentation on their research project.
2 hours weekly activities (including seminars, discussions, and presentations)
This unit is designed to teach Law PhD students advanced aspects of legal research and writing, including successful publication strategies, effective presentation skills, and providing constructive feedback. In particular, students will improve their research skills by reading and commenting on other scholars’ papers, and by engaging in a conversation about research papers. They will gain important skills in providing productive criticism on other scholars’ works, and by writing reflection papers regarding selected papers. Students will be exposed to various methodological approaches to legal research, and expand their horizon with regard to advanced legal research’ options and opportunities. Additionally, the unit puts emphasis on the students’ ability to become contributing members of their legal community, including being able to engage with research outside of their own narrow field of research, as well as to incorporate other areas of law into their legal thinking and problem-solving methods. Finally, this unit will advance students presentation skills, and teach them how to effectively communicate their research findings to potential readers, colleagues, and the broader academic community.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: Communication
Reflect on and critically discuss other scholars’ work, providing constructive feedback orally and in writing.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
Develop a publication strategy for a paper or project you are working on.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year.
Assessment 6: (Individual) Oral presentation (In Class)
Assessment 7: (Individual) Opinion Piece
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
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