LAWS420-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Honours Research Paper

20 points
15 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019


Honours Research Paper

This research-based course involves taking the preparatory material from LAWS410 and writing an 8,000 word research paper on an agreed legal topic. Students also will make an oral presentation based on their final papers, defending the conclusions of their research in a formal seminar.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the completion of the course, students should be able to:
  • Describe a particular legal problem and, if appropriate, the relevant law; and
  • Describe, evaluate and, if appropriate, formulate possible solutions to the legal problem identified.




Course Coordinator

Matthew Barber


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Draft Research Paper 15 Jul 2019
Research Paper 09 Sep 2019 100%

The assessment for this course may consist of two items, a research paper, worth 90% of the total course assessment, and a research paper seminar presentation, worth 10% of the total course assessment.

The assessment will be confirmed at the commencement of the course.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,283.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Law.

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  • LAWS420-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019