Advanced Administrative Law

Subject 730-411 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 2-hours per week attendance at a tribunal hearing of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal or the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours
Prerequisites: Principles of Public Law: Constitutional Law; Administrative Law or in each case their equivalents.
Corequisites: None
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:


Subject Overview:

Advanced Administrative Law builds upon the foundation material studies in the compulsory administrative law classes. It seeks to extend students understandings of the theoretical issues underlying the exercise of public power and the way those theories operate in the practice of administrative law. Topics include an introduction to the theoretical issues underlying administrative law, the role of the State, the governmental structures that influence the administrative law system, the principles of good administration and the protection of individual rights. An examination then follows of the nature of discretionary decision-making, and theories of decision-making; practical applications of the theories; the requirement of giving reasons for decisions; freedom of information legislation, both Commonwealth and State and internal and external review of decisions, including the administrative appeals mechanisms; a theoretical review of judicial review; the practice of judicial review, with special reference to the Commonwealth experience; principles expressed in judicial review, including procedural fairness; public law issues such as justifiability, standing and rule-making; and the public/private divide.

Assessment: Reflective essay of 3500-4500 words (due end of semester), 60% and a journal report of 1500-3000 words (due mid-semester), 40%.
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:

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