|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2008.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours.
|Prerequisites:||Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory; Obligations; Contracts or in each case their equivalents.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssociate Professor A Kenyon
|Subject Overview:|| |
Communications Law introduces students to the regulatory framework governing broadcasting and telecommunications in Australia. It focuses on selected topics within three broad areas: broadcasting, telecommunications and the Internet. The regulatory frameworks covering these areas are examined in light of the historical policy goals of regulation, legal approaches to freedom of speech, and key works in the extensive literature from media studies and related fields outside law. Example topics include:
Note: The research essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing for honours purposes.
|Assessment:||Reflective essay of 1000 words, 10% (due mid-semester) and a final examination of three hours, 90% or reflective essay 1000 words, 10% (due mid-semester) and a research essay of 5000 words, 90% (due during the examination period).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Printed materials will be issued by the Faculty of Law.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
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