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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 1021

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
166021

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

This course is aimed at providing students with a strong understanding of foundational principles of public law through case analysis, using seminal High Court cases in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law.

Course content

1. Reading and analysing cases applying principles of Public Law
2. Commonwealth Dominance & the External Affairs Power
3. Executive Power
4. Separation of Judicial Power
5. Entrenched Judicial Review
6. International Law and Executive Decision-Making
7. Inconsistent Laws
8. Morality and the Validity of Laws

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 3 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour 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
Test n/a 15% 1 hour
Group presentation n/a 25% 15 minutes
Essay 2000 words 60% n/a
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Test n/a 15% 1 hour
Group presentation n/a 25% 15 minutes
Essay 2000 words 60% n/a
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Test n/a 15% 1 hour
Group presentation n/a 25% 15 minutes
Essay 2000 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
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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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