Courses & Units

Politics and Law HIR102

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit is ONLY available to Senior Secondary students who are concurrently enrolled in TCE Legal Studies.  

This unit is only available via the University Connections Program (UCP) (formerly known as the UTAS/University College Program).

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The unit aims to extend and deepen students' learning within such subject in relation tot he topics of Federalism, International Law and Law Reform. Students will complete preparatory guided readings and related online activities on these areas in advance of attendance at workshops designed to enhance students' understanding and evaluation of the topics.

The workshops will comprise lectures/s and various follow-up activities (e.g. role-plays, simulated parliamentary debates etc) aimed at enabling students' practical application of fundamental principles and theories in relation to the subject matter. The final teaching event of the unit will be the Lawfest symposium, which students will report on and evaluate through a written reflective task.


Unit name Politics and Law
Unit code HIR102
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Law|Politics and International Relations

Teaching staff

Dr Matt Killingsworth (Politics and International Relations) and Associate Professor RIck Snell (Law Reform)

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Full Year Period On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Full Year Period On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Full Year Period On-Campus International Domestic


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Full Year Period 26/2/2018 15/4/2018 25/6/2018 20/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $1,587.00 2017: $3,806.00 090100

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

3 X 4 hour workshop (Federalism; International Relations; and Law Reform) ; and 1 x all day LawFest symposium (all topics)


Online multiple choice quiz (25%)
Participation in workshop activities (10%)
2 x essays up to 4000 words (50%)
Reflective exercise/report(s)  (15%)

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