Law Dissertation Autumn Option - LW611

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn
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6 15 (7.5) DR WA White


Available to stage 2 and 3 students. Either a minimum of a Merit at stage 1 or a minimum of a 2:1 in the LW592 essay is required for students to be eligible for this module.





This module allows a student to undertake a lengthy writing project on a law -related subject that interests her/him under the supervision of a KLS staff member. It is available to Stage 2 and 3 students taking single or combined honours law programmes. Students wishing to take this module must settle on their topic and find a dissertation supervisor near the end of the Spring term of the academic year previous to the start of this module. During the first term of this module, the convenor will conduct several sessions on how to research and write a law dissertation.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Approximately 8 hours per term (consisting of sessions with the convenor and your supervisor)

Method of assessment

100% dissertation of 8000 words (due at the beginning of the summer term).

Preliminary reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

to explore the complexity of a legal issue/topic of interest to the student.
to develop skills in doing legal research
to learn written advocacy

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