Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
Torts; Principles of Public Law; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law or equivalents.
|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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This subject is about some of the fundamental questions of Australian constitutional law that the High Court has been grappling with in recent years: How do the elements of the Commonwealth fit together to form the Australian nation? And what rights do people in Australia have? These topics have been chosen to enable students to focus on the most relevant, current and challenging aspects of Australian constitutional law. They offer students the chance to deepen and broaden their understanding of Australian constitutional law beyond the core topics covered in Constitutional Law. It will develop students’ practical skills in presenting oral argument in constitutional matters and writing outlines of argument in constitutional matters. The principal topics covered will include:
On completion of this subject, students should:
Have developed a broader and deeper understanding of the following themes and topics that were introduced in the compulsory core LLB subjects Principles of Public Law and Constitutional Law and their equivalents:
Be able to draw on this understanding at an advanced level:
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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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 generic skills specific to the discipline of law beyond the level reached in the core subjects Principles of Public Law and Constitutional Law and their equivalents:
- 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:
- An ability to work in groups to solve problems and critically analyse legal materials in a classroom setting.
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