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LAW4003 - Skills, ethics and research D 403

3 points, SCA Band 3, 0.063 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Mr Damien Knowles


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit reinforces and builds upon the legal research skills attained at first year level in the legal research component of LAW1101 and LAW1102, and prepares students for legal research challenges in the workplace.
The unit adopts a flexible learning model using an online learning environment supplemented by face to face seminars in selected weeks. Topics covered include: the legal research process and search strategy, secondary sources (books, journal articles, government publications and web sites), primary sources (case law, legislation, judicial consideration), foreign and international law (international treaties and conventions, UK, EU and US law).


2 research activities (2000 words each) 100%

Contact hours

1st semester and 2nd semester online, plus one hour seminar selected weeks.


LAW1100 or LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104