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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: 108 hours.
Legal Method and Reasoning, Principles of Public Law, or in each case equivalent subjects; Constitutional Law.
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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
CoordinatorMr Glenn Patmore
Rethinking Australian democracy is in vogue. The republic is back on the political agenda. The government is reviewing the possibilities of a new federal charter of rights and responsibilities. There is a new spirit of reconciliation with indigenous people. The issues of gender, sexuality and perhaps a new democratic ethos for the 21st century are on the horizon. But what is the role of public law in rethinking these questions of democracy? And what is the role of law in establishing our system of democratic government?
Note: The essay in this subject is regarded a substantial piece of legal writing
On completion of this subject, students should:
Final open book examination (100%) OR
Blackshield & Williams. Australian Constitutional Law and Theory: Commentary and Materials (Federation Press, 4th edition 2006) (abridged edition).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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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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