Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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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: 48 hours, 2x2-hour seminars per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
|Prerequisites:||733-510 Legal Method and Reasoning; 733-511 Principles of Public Law; 733-512 Torts; 733-513 Obligations; 733-514 Dispute Resolution; 733-515 Constitutional Law; 733-516 Contracts; 733-517 Property; 733-518 Legal Theory.|
|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 Cheryl Saunders
ContactMelbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
Administrative law regulates the relationship between the state and its people, in other words, the relationship between the government and the governed. In particular, it regulates the powers and procedures of the executive branch of government and establishes the mechanisms for ensuring legality, transparency and accountability in executive decision-making. This subject completes the core curriculum’s examination of the legal framework of government in Australia. In doing so, it builds on and assumes the knowledge gained in all earlier compulsory subjects including Principles of Public Law and Constitutional Law. In addition to examining the key elements of Australian administrative law, this subject will analyse its application in selected areas of legislative regulation or policy implementation to assess how administrative law is meeting the challenges of privatisation, security pressures, and the adoption of human rights protection. It will also pay particular attention to the advanced development of student skills in statutory interpretation, in the particularly challenging context of administrative law.
Matters covered include:
Accountability for the exercise of executive power
Judicial review of administrative decisions
Administrative law in a changing policy context:
On completion of this subject, students should:
have developed an understanding of:
be able to draw on this understanding to:
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To be confirmed.
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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:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
Case reading and analysis, including an ability to:
Statutory reading, interpretation and analysis, including an ability to:
Legal analysis and problem-solving, including an ability to:
Legal research skills, including an ability to:
Legal writing skills, including an ability to:
Oral communication skills in participating in classroom problem solving and discussion;
An ability to work in groups to solve problems and critically analyse legal materials in a classroom setting;
Have enhanced general cognitive skills in relation to reading and comprehending legal materials; logical analysis and reasoning; legal research and writing; application of legal principles to factual situations; identifying relevant factual information; identifying and considering options to resolve legal problems; drawing on the knowledge of other disciplines to understand and resolve legal issues.
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