RSP Seminar Schedule

2023 Research Support Program

Thursdays 2.00 - 4.00pm in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 in Room 920 (both semesters);

Thursday 3 August (Semester 2, week 2) 12.30 - 3.30pm in Room 224

Thursday 19 October (Semester 2, week 12) 2.00pm - 5.00pm in Room 224




Semester 1

March 2 [I & II] Introduction to the RSP Kristen Rundle
March 16 [I & II] Asking Better Research Questions Sundhya Pahuja                      

March 30

[I] Topic Selection & Framing: Mapping the experience

[II] Topic Selection & Framing: What Might Change, and Why?
Kristen Rundle + 2nd / 3rd / 4th year graduate researcher volunteers
April 20 [I] Common Law Research Methods

[II] Comparative Research Methods
Jason Varuhas

Sarah Biddulph &
Lulu Weiss
May 3 (Wednesday, Room 224) [I & II] Empirical Research Methods Alysia Blackham
May 18 [I] Approaches to indigenous legal research and scholarship

[II] Interdisciplinary Approaches: Law and Economics / Law and History 
Eddie Cubillo
Amanda Porter 

Jianlin Chen &
Will Partlett




Semester 2

August 3
Room 224
12.30pm - 3.30pm
[I] Conceptual analysis and legal  research
[II] Qualitative Sociolegal Research Methods: A Case Study
Dale Smith
Tess Hardy
August 10 [I] 'Critical' approaches to legal scholarship

[II] Feminist approaches to legal research and scholarship
Shaun McVeigh

Ann Genovese     
August 24 [I] AI-informed research methods

[II] ‘Specialist’ methods: wrap up
Rebecca Giblin &
Jake Goldenfein

Kristen Rundle 
September 7 [I & II] PhD writing workshop: The importance of structure Chantal Morton
September 21 [I & II] Evaluating Your Progress as a Graduate Researcher Kristen Rundle
October 19
Room 224
2.00pm - 5.00pm
[I & II] Preparing for Confirmation:
Effective Communication and Presentation
Kristen Rundle &
RSP volunteers

You are strongly encouraged to attend as many of these seminars as you can. If you are in your first year, you are especially strongly encouraged to attend all seminars. We also recommend that you attend as many as possible of the Faculty Research Seminars.