The Research Support Program (RSP) assists first year graduate researchers to develop the high-level skills needed to complete an outstanding thesis.

What does the RSP aim to do?

The RSP is comprised of a series of fortnightly seminars designed to encourage new graduate researchers to think in an informed and creative way about their work and the work of others. The content of the program is split between seminars that aim to assist new researchers to acquire specific skills, such as formulating and refining research questions and communicating effectively about their research, and seminars that introduce ‘specialist’ approaches to legal research and scholarship, led by MLS academics. The overall aim of the RSP is to provide a welcoming and supportive environment in which graduate researchers can develop confidence, skills and a collegial research community.

The co-ordinator of the 2023 RSP is Professor Kristen Rundle.  Kristen can be contacted by phone on 8344 4883 or email.

To accommodate the needs of students currently outside of Melbourne, Kristen will be convening the seminars in a blended format (in-person and online). All seminars are informal, with an emphasis on active participation and discussion.

Unless otherwise advised, seminars will be held on:
Thursdays from 2.00 pm - 4.00pm in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11 (both semesters)