LAWS670-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Legal Research Methods

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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.


Admission to LLM candidature. Head of Department Mandatory.


Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 17:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

For further information see Faculty of Law Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,066.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All LAWS670 Occurrences

  • LAWS670-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024