Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered, or view unit timetables.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) First semester 2012 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Summer semester A 2012 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Term 1 2012 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Term 2 2012 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Term 3 2012 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 3 2012 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Term 4 2012 (Day)


For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html


A program of individual research and writing on a topic pursuant to a proposal approved by the Postgraduate Studies Committee. The topic may be one which does not fall within the scope of coursework subjects offered during the year or, where the topic is dealt with in such a subject, the mode of assessment in that subject may not provide the opportunity to research and write a significant paper.


The student successfully completing this unit should:

  1. have demonstrated the capacity to undertake independent legal research
  2. have displayed advanced analytical competence
  3. have further developed skills in the presentation of legal writing.


Research paper (7,500 words): 100%
Note: Students who wish to enrol in this unit must first contact the Postgraduate Student and Academic Services office.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Colin Campbell