Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24, 1x2-hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours.
730111 Legal Method and Reasoning;
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorProf Carolyn Evans
ContactMelbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
|Subject Overview:||The course will examine a series of normative and institutional challenges that constitutional democracies around the world currently confront. Aside from Australia, the main reference-points will be South Africa and the United States, which represent two leading and well-contrasted constitutional traditions. Drawing on both case law and wider constitutional debates, the course addresses topics such as the sources of constitutional authority; mechanisms of constitutional change and visions of constitutional and democratic politics; the scope and limits of judicial review; the relationship between international and foreign law and constitutional law; the protection of fundamental rights, including social and economic rights; the constitutional protection of equality; and the radiation of constitutional law into private relations where the government is not a party.|
On completion of this subject, students should:
|Prescribed Texts:||Printed materials will be available from the Melbourne Law School.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
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