LASC Workshops 2021

Information about the research and writing support available in semester 1 is available on this page.

Information about the support on offer is organised according to the following groups:

We ask you to register so we can send you the zoom link for the sessions.  If you have any difficulty, please contact Chantal Morton.

JD First Year Support

Torts

  • Research Presentation – Best Advice for your Torts Essay, by Kirsty Wilson, Wednesday 10 March, released via the Torts Canvas Page
  • Research Q&A Drop-ins hosted by Kirsty Wilson and the Law Library via Zoom (the Zoom links are in the Torts Canvas Research Modules):
    • Thursday 25 March 1:00-2:00 PM
    • Tuesday 30 March 4:15-5:15 PM
    • Wednesday 7 April 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Writing Presentation – Best Advice on Writing your Torts Essay, by Chantal Morton, Wednesday 10 March, released via the Torts Canvas Page
  • Writing Q&A Drop-ins hosted by Chantal Morton Wednesday 7 April 10:00 AM via Zoom REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2021-jd-torts-essays-qa-tickets-144121359867

JD Upper Year and MLM Support

Writing and Academic Skills Standalone Sessions

The standalone sessions are fast-paced workshops that cover:

  1. the basic elements of writing a legal research essay
  2. preparing for a take-home exam

The essay workshop is appropriate for anyone new to writing an 8,000 legal research paper including MLM students with a prior degree in law and JD students writing essays for their elective subjects.

The exam workshop is primarily designed for people who are new to the common law legal system.  If you have attended the intensive workshops in week 2, you have already covered the same content in greater detail and there is no need to attend.

These sessions are delivered online using Zoom.  The link will be sent out only to students who have registered to attend.

Saturday 13 March 1:00 – 4:00 PM Writing an 8,000 word legal research essay
Register: https://my.unilife.unimelb.edu.au/studentlifeapp/s/lt-event?id=a2a2e0000003OlQ
Saturday 27 March 1:00 – 3:00 PM Preparing for take-home exams and writing a response to hypothetical problems
Register: https://my.unilife.unimelb.edu.au/studentlifeapp/s/lt-event?id=a2a2e0000003Om4
Tuesday 20 April 4:00 – 7:00 PM Writing an 8,000 word legal research essay
Register https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/writing-an-8000-word-research-essay-for-law-tickets-142185110493

PLEASE REGISTER if you are interested in attending any of the workshops.  The Zoom links will be sent to those who register.

Research Workshops

Kirsty Wilson from the LASC, in collaboration with the Law Library, will hold the following research workshops in semester 1. The workshops will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 PM via Zoom.

Research Workshop Topic Date
Developing a Research Topic & Approaches to Legal Research Monday 22 March
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Finding Secondary Sources for Your Research Paper Tuesday 23 March
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Managing Your Research with Zotero Thursday 25 March
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Australian Legislation Research Monday 29 March
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Australian Case Law Research Tuesday 30 March
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International Law Research Thursday 1 April
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PLEASE REGISTER if you are interested in attending any of the workshops.  The Zoom links will be sent to those who register.

Intensive workshop series for MLM Students

JD students are welcome to join the MLM workshops if their schedule allows and they think the skills development will be helpful. The EAGLE sessions do cover many of these topics.

Week 8 March The workshops in week 1:
Monday 2:00 – 4:00 PM Reading Strategies and Taking Notes
Tuesday 2:00 – 4:00 PM Interpreting Statutes and Reading Judgments (Part 1)
Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00 PM Interpreting Statutes and Reading Judgments (Part 2)
Thursday 2:00 – 4:00 PM Legal Analysis in a Common Law Legal System (working with law)
Register https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2021-mlm-online-intensive-workshops-tickets-139322067053
Week 15 March The workshops in week 2:
Monday 2:00 – 4:00 PM Strategies for Writing Legal Research Papers
Tuesday 2:00 – 4:00 PM Using law and secondary sources to support your argument
Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00 PM Referencing (Footnotes) and the AGLC – Domestic and International
Thursday 2:00 – 4:00 PM Responding to Hypothetical Problems on Take-Home Exams
Register https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2021-mlm-online-intensive-workshops-essays-and-exams-tickets-139322492325

PLEASE REGISTER if you are interested in attending any of the workshops.  The Zoom links will be sent to those who register.

Relaxed workshop series for MLM and JD Students

 

All sessions 10 AM – 12 PM  REGISTER
Tuesday 13 April Reading Strategies and Taking Notes
Thursday 15 April Interpreting Statutes and Reading Judgments (Part 1)
Tuesday 20 April Interpreting Statutes and Reading Judgments (Part 2)
Thursday 22 April Legal Analysis in a Common Law Legal System (working with law)
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Tuesday 27 April Strategies for Writing Legal Research Papers
Thursday 29 April Using law and secondary sources to support your argument
Tuesday 4 May Referencing (Footnotes) and the AGLC – Domestic and International
Thursday 6 May Responding to Hypothetical Problems on Take-Home Exams

 

 

 

PLEASE REGISTER if you are interested in attending any of the workshops.  The Zoom links will be sent to those who register.