|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2008.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two hours per week. Attendance at one session of the Refugee and Immigration Law Centre or one hearing at the Migration Review Tribunal |
Total Time Commitment: Forty eight hours of class time. Forty eight hours reading in preparation for class. Four hours attending the Refugee Immigration law Centre or the hearing at the Migration Review Tribunal. Twelve hours preparing journal report. Twenty four hours (ie equivalent class time) preparing the essay. Total time: 136 hours.
|Prerequisites:||Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law 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
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|Subject Overview:|| |
Topics include an outline of the issues affecting immigration law; state sovereignty, the history of Australian immigration policy and an introduction to concepts such as permanent residence, change of status, refugees etc.; an analysis of the constitutional power of the Commonwealth to legislate in this area; a review of the basic structure of the Migration Act prior to 1989 and changes since; an examination of the different categories of visas and entry permits such as permanent residency and temporary residency, and of the grounds for change of status; the position of refugees with special reference to the International Convention and Australian decisions on refugee status; deportation and compliance; merits review and the avenues of judicial review; immigration in the Federal Court; and the relevance of notions of citizenship and multiculturalism to immigration.
|Assessment:||Reflective essay of 4000-4500 words, 50% (due end semester) and a journal report of 2500-3000 words, 50% (due mid-semester).|
|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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