Masterclass Examining the PhD Thesis

Date & time

11am–1pm Thursday 29 August 2019


Liz Allen Meeting Room
ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Road
Building #7, Level 4, Room 7.4.5
Acton, ACT 2601


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Likim Ng
Masterclass Examining the PhD Thesis

What do examiners look for in a successful thesis? What is the main purpose of examination? What is the process of examining?

This Masterclass is available to ANU College of Law PhD Students who are interested in understanding what examiners are looking for when marking a PhD thesis. It is also suitable for Early Career Researchers who would like some insight into how to mark a PhD thesis.

This two-hour Masterclass will begin with a one-hour panel session where Professor Desmond Manderson, Professor Kim Rubenstein and Professor Donald Rothwell will share their experiences marking PhD theses. We are really excited that we have been able to line them all up for an hour because they are truly experts in their respective fields and have a wealth of experience in the examination process as well as supervision.

It will be followed by a one-hour session by Dr Cally Guerin from Research Skills and Training who will go through the practicalities of the ANU thesis examination process.


  • Professor Desmond Manderson »

    Professor Desmond Manderson is an ARC Future Fellow with expertise in the areas of Law and Humanities and Rule of Law Theory.

  • Professor Kim Rubenstein »

    Professor Kim Rubenstein has just completed two ARC Research Council grants with expertise in the areas of Citizenship, Gender and Constitutional Law.

  • Professor Donald Rothwell »

    Professor Donald Rothwell is an ANU Public Policy Fellow with expertise in the areas of International Law and Law of the Sea.

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