This Good Practice Guide was commissioned by the Law Associate Deans Network to support the implementation of Threshold Learning Outcome 4: Research Skills.
The Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs) for the Bachelor of Laws were developed in 2010 as part of the Learning and Teaching Academic Standards (LTAS) Project, led by Professors Sally Kift and Mark Israel. TLO 4: Research Skills is one of six TLOs developed for the Bachelor of Laws. All six TLOs are: TLO 1: Knowledge TLO 2: Ethics and Professional Responsibility TLO 3: Thinking Skills TLO 4: Research Skills TLO 5: Communication and Collaboration TLO 6: Self-management
The TLOs were developed having reference to national and international statements on the competencies, skills and knowledge that graduates of a degree in law should have, as well as to the emerging descriptors of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) for Bachelors Degrees (Level 7) and Bachelors Honours Degrees (Level 8).