LAWS674-24FY (C) Full Year (February to February) 2024

Legal Dissertation

60 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 16 February 2025
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 24 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 24 November 2024


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.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

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.


Admission to LLM candidature. Head of Department Mandatory.

Course Coordinator

For further information see Faculty of Law Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $4,264.00

* 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 LAWS674 Occurrences

  • LAWS674-24CY (C) Cross Year 2024
  • LAWS674-24FY (C) Full Year (February to February) 2024