Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Year and Campus:||2014 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders AO
For more information, contact the Melbourne Law Masters office.
Government operates within a framework of law and practice, consistently with the rule of law. This framework includes constitutional law and administrative law but extends well beyond both to a host of particular legal regimes that apply to government actors.
This is a dynamic branch of law, constantly changing in response to new pressures and government responses to them. It lends itself to comparison between countries, enabling students to understand different ways of tackling similar problems and to draw lessons from them. In an age of globalisation, it has a large and growing interface with international law, requiring a grasp of both areas.
The specialisation in government law reflects the changing nature and complexity of the field. The subjects offer students expertise in matters that lie at the cutting-edge of government law in Australia and elsewhere, including in 2014, the laws that govern the working of democracy, the implications of the expansion of the judicial role in questions of policy and politics, the different ways in which rights are protected around the world, the extent to which constitutional principles and rules are becoming globalised, new challenges for freedom of speech, approaches to constitution-making, and many others.
The Graduate Diploma in Government Law focuses on:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
Students must complete four subjects from the prescribed list.
Students without a law degree from a common law jurisdiction should also complete the two-day preliminary subject Australian Legal Process and Legal Institutions.
Core Government Law subjects
# Offered in 2014
|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/
|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/course/178/2014|
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