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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 1020

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
165281

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

This course is aimed at providing students with a strong foundation in the design, passage, execution and interpretation of legislation and delegated legislation.

Course content

Topics in this course include the electoral system and political parties with focus on a selected legal issue and policy development thereof, law making systems in Australia with some international comparison of treatment of selected issue, regulatory design including role of Parliamentary Counsel, Regulations and implementation including drafting, Parliamentary committees with focus on any committee dealing with the policy being studied, acts interpretation acts, statutory interpretation principles.

Textbook(s)

Pearce D.C & Geddes R.S 2014, Statutory Interpretation in Australia, 8th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths , Chatswood, N.S.W.

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 40 hours x n/a
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 40 hours x n/a

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment 1500 words 40% N/A
Essay 2500 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment 1500 words 40% N/A
Essay 2500 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 1500 words 40% N/A
Essay 2500 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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