Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24, 1x2-hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours.
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory; Constitutional Law; or in each case their 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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The course will examine a series of normative and institutional challenges that constitutional democracies around the world currently confront. It will compare the approach to critical constitutional issues of a number of jurisdictions, including Australia, the United States, South Africa and several transitional democracies. Drawing on both case law and wider constitutional debates, the course addresses topics such as the sources of constitutional authority; mechanisms of constitutional creation, 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; and the constitutional protection of equality.
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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