Legal Research Project Management: Skills Extension for Upper Level Law Students

Hutchinson, Terry C. & Cuffe, Natalie (2004) Legal Research Project Management: Skills Extension for Upper Level Law Students. The Law Teacher, 38(2), pp. 159-181.

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SUPERVISION OF research papers can be a time consuming and exhausting teaching process. This paper outlines and critiques a web-based teaching and learning initiative formulated for the use of research students in an Australian law school. The project was designed to extend the research capabifities of those students who had completed the three undergraduate levels of legal research skills required in the Queensland University of Technology law degree. The project was developed for those students enrolled in self-directed academic research units and sought to enhance their learning experiences in research project management and deepen their engagement with their literature by encouraging critical thinking and facilitating reflection. This paper provides the theoretical and actual learning contexts for this project, and backgrounds the interlinking themes of graduate capabilities, on-line and flexible teaching, completion strategies and supervisory relationships. It details the methodology, describes the tools and evaluates the outcomes.

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ID Code: 13798
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Access to this paper is currently restricted pending permission from the publisher. For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: Flexible delivery, Postgraduate research, research skills, research training, supervision, time management, literature reviews
ISSN: 0306-9400
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Association of Law Teachers
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:07

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