Answered By: Staff Law Library
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2018     Views: 5

Yes.

The Law Library holds a number of past LLB and LLM dissertations which can be consulted by Newcastle Law School students - whether it is to see what is expected of a dissertation submission or simply to see the structure and presentation of one.

Law School ERASMUS students may also refer to the sample LLB dissertations as examples of legal writing.

The examples held are a selection of those which have received the highest marks over a number of years.

  • Dissertations may only be view by Newcastle University students and staff and only on production of a Smartcard
  • All dissertations must be signed for
  • Dissertations must not be removed from the Law Library
  • Photocopying or photographing of a dissertation is not allowed without the written permission of the author

Please note - as these examples are selected from a range of submission dates they may not be OSCOLA-compliant. All students engaged in a Newcastle Law School dissertation module are advised to refer to the OSCOLA and Referencing Guide.

Please ask for the sample dissertations at the Law Library Issue Desk and remember to bring a valid Smartcard.

A student undertaking a dissertation could also be advised to use EndNote to manage their references. The Library’s Guide gives comprehensive information on this and the Newcastle Law School EndNote & OSCOLA 4th Referencing Guide, as written by Helen Blanchett, is also available.