Law Reform Project

Subject 730-463 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.5
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two hours per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory; Criminal Law and Procedure; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Contracts; Obligations; Property 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:


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Subject Overview:

The subject will contain a core component which studies the nature, history and methodology of the law reform process and its relationship to attempts at harmonisation of law both in Australia and internationally. The subject will also comprise a clinical component in which each student will be involved in a law reform project in a government department, law reform agency or parliamentary committee. The purpose of the clinical component is to develop skills for effective involvement in the law reform ­process.

Note: The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing for honours purposes.

Assessment: Research essay of 5000 words, 100%.
Prescribed Texts: None
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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