Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment:
The pre-teaching period commences four weeks before the subject commencement date. From this time, students are expected to access and review the Reading Guide that will be available from the LMS subject page and the subject materials provided by the subject coordinator, which will be available from Melbourne Law School. Refer to the Reading Guide for confirmation of which resources need to be read and what other preparation is required before the teaching period commences.
|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.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|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/
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One of the most important features of contemporary constitutionalism is the so-called ‘judicialisation of politics’, that is, the process by which courts have entered the political and policy-making arenas through the decisions they make in the course of constitutional adjudication. For a long time, the phenomenon was associated with the United States, with particular reference to decisions of the Supreme Court. More recently, it is recognised as relevant in the rest of the world as well. Courts increasingly have become key players of the political process, with implications for both politics and law.
This subject will examine the origins, characteristics, potential and risks of the judicialisation of politics in both consolidated and non-consolidated democracies. It will encourage students to understand and engage with this crucial aspect of contemporary law and governance. In doing so, it will bring together the perspectives of constitutional law and the other social sciences. The lecturer is a constitutional scholar from Chile who has taught in many regions of the world and brings to the subject broad comparative understanding.
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject will:
10,000 word research paper (100%) 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. Details regarding any prescribed texts will be provided prior to the commencement of the subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70463/2014|
This subject has a quota of 30 students. Please refer to the website www.law.unimelb.edu.au/masters/courses-and-subjects/subjects/subject-timing-and-format for further information about the management of subject quotas and waitlists.
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