Legal Dissertation

60 points



The aims of the course are for students to be able to engage in self-directed learning and study. Students will demonstrate that they are able to produce a 20,000-word legal dissertation on a legal topic which demonstrates that they have advanced legal research and writing skills; advanced technical and/or theoretical knowledge relevant to the subject of the dissertation illustrated by a critical understanding of key principles; analytical and critical skills such that they can analyse the legal issues arising out of a complex legal problem and generate and then evaluate possible solutions. Students will be able to orally present and defend their research to an audience of legal experts using advanced oral presentation skills.


Admission to LLM candidature. Head of Department Mandatory.