Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
For more information, contact the Melbourne Law Masters office.
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This subject will be taught with the assistance of others highly qualified in this field, including Neil Young QC, Douglas Meagher QC, Peter Clark QC, Jack Rush QC and Judge Paul Lacava QC.
Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries are increasingly being used by all governments. Inquiries such as the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission are a frequent event. Nearly every state now has a Corruption Commission, and several have Crime Commissions and Police Integrity bodies. The federal government has a variety of standing commissions, such as the Australian Crime Commission and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Most of such bodies have coercive investigative powers, and persons examined have legal representation. Lawyers appearing before such bodies require a detailed knowledge of their procedural rules, administrative and constitutional law, procedural fairness and the rights those examined have to rely on common law privileges and other rights.
This subject is designed to equip students to deal with such inquiries, at any level, whether in government departments, the private bars, working as solicitors, or in corporate law offices or as legal advisers to corporations.
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should:
Take-home examination (50%) (12 pm 5 October to 5 pm 8 October)
5,000 word research paper (50%) (8 November) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Visit the Melbourne Law Masters website for more information about this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/masters/courses-and-subjects/subject-details/sid/5273|
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