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The course aims to provide advanced skills, knowledge and tools of legal research and legal writing together with an academic grounding in the process of questioning and reflection fundamental to the international and domestic legal system, in order to enable students to seek answers to the legal questions that interest them. It will provide students with a thorough grounding in the nature and practicalities of legal research and writing, including the construction of research proposals, questions and strategies, and will equip students with the necessary capabilities to conduct independent legal research. Students will demonstrate that they are able to produce a 1200-word research proposal on a legal topic which identifies a complex topic suitable for an advanced and original legal research paper and plan a programme of research using an appropriate legal research methodology.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Admission to LLM candidature. Head of Department Mandatory.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $982.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.