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Research Project (GCCL) B (LAWS90073)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeLAWS90073
Availability
Term 2 - Online
Term 4 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this capstone subject students will conduct in-depth research and produce a substantial research paper on a topic relevant to competition and consumer law. Students will be individually supervised in their research by a subject coordinator, including in relation to the identification of their research topic and methodological design. It will be open to students to formulate topics and draw on methods aligned with their non-legal background and interests.

Students will be expected to undertake a project that investigates research questions and draws on research methods informed primarily by their particular disciplinary background. For students with an economics background, for example, this may entail a project that uses economic research methods to investigate challenges involved in drafting and applying the law in this field. Students will be encouraged to identify research questions for the project that will be directly relevant to their particular areas of interest or career background or aspirations in the economics of this field.

Students will master sophisticated research and analytical techniques in conceptualising research frameworks, drawing on and synthesising extensive theoretical and comparative material to enrich their analysis and conclusions and exploring at an advanced level the legal, economic and practical implications of their findings. The subject will involve students in presenting their research project and being tested by experts on their research methods, analysis and conclusions in an online workshop. Students will be encouraged to produce research papers of publishable quality and assisted in seeking out publication opportunities.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students will have developed:

  • An advanced knowledge of the topic relevant to their competition and consumer law research project;
  • Sophisticated cognitive and technical skills relevant to conducting research in the field of competition and consumer law; and
  • A capacity to use the knowledge and skills students have gained in the subject in a way that demonstrates effective autonomy, judgment, adaptability and responsibility as an expert learner and practitioner in the field of international competition and consumer law.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
LAWS90065 Foundations: Competition Law & Economics
Term 1
Term 3
12.5

And at least three other subjects from the Global Competition and Consumer Law program.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Recommended background knowledge

Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

  • Participation in and contributions to discussion board webinar, throughout term: weeks 1-8 (5%) and
  • Research presentation and participation in research workshop, Week 8 (15%)
  • Final assessment task (research paper) (max 10,000 words), Week 10 (80%)

Dates & times

  • Term 2 - Online
    Principal coordinatorJulie Clarke
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours80 hours
    Total time commitment150 hours
    Pre teaching start date22 April 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term.
    Teaching period29 April 2019 to 23 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date23 April 2019
    Census date17 May 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 7 June 2019
    Assessment period ends30 June 2019

    Term 2 contact information

  • Term 4 - Online
    Principal coordinatorJulie Clarke
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours80 hours
    Total time commitment150 hours
    Pre teaching start date 7 October 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term.
    Teaching period14 October 2019 to 8 December 2019
    Last self-enrol date 8 October 2019
    Census date 1 November 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 November 2019
    Assessment period ends15 December 2019

    Term 4 contact information

Additional delivery details

This subject is delivered completely online and there are no printed subject materials.

Further information

Last updated: 4 September 2019