6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.
- First semester 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
- Summer semester A 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
- Term 1 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
- Trimester 1 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
- Term 2 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
- Trimester 2 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
- Term 3 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
- Trimester 3 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
- Term 4 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
Completion of any compulsory units such as Australian legal system and at least four units in total.
The following units will be prohibited to use as a host unit for LAW5082 Masters Research.
LAW5304 Overview of international human rights law
LAW5340 Intellectual property
LAW5315 Commercial alternative dispute resolution
LAW5344 Negotiation: Essential skills for dispute resolution
LAW5411 Advanced mediation: Skills and theory A
LAW5412 Advanced mediation: Skills and theory B
LAW5421 Managing high conflict personalities in dispute resolution
Enrolment guidelines for postgraduate unit LAW5082 - Masters research can be viewed at https://www.monash.edu/law/current-students/resources/enrolments/enrolment-guidelines-pg-research-units
For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.monash.edu/law/current-students/postgraduate/pg-jd-discontinuation-dates
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Masters coursework students take this unit in their penultimate or final semester. Students in LAW5082 are attached to a nominated masters unit (in their specialisation area, if any) in which they participate as any other student. However, instead of completing the attached unit's ordinary assessment, they complete research-focused assessment based around the subject area. Thus, in addition to learning the substantive aspects of law studied in their class, they apply research, thinking and communication skills and specialist discipline knowledge to independently complete a substantial research project.
On completion of this unit students will have demonstrated:
research skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories;
creative skills to plan, design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship;
cognitive skills to apply theories, knowledge and skills to different legal areas or to new situations in legal practice or scholarship;
creative skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship;
thinking skills to discuss complex and abstract legal ideas and theories;
communication and interpretive skills to justify arguments, methods, and conclusions to a scholarly or professional audience; and
the application of research methods and specialist discipline knowledge to plan and execute a substantial research-based project with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.
- Hurdle requirement: sign-off of preliminary topic proposal
- Hurdle requirement: completion of online masters research skills module
- Hurdle requirement: participation in an hour-long session with learning skills advisor prior to submission of project plan
- Project plan and annotated bibliography (1875 words): 25%
- Research paper (5625 words): 75%
Students enrolled in this unit will be provided with 24 contact hours of seminars per semester whether intensive, semi-intensive, or semester-long offering, to be taken in a unit in their specialisation. Students will be expected to do reading set for those classes, and to participate in class discussion. Students are also required to complete the required online research modules.