Courses & Units

Foundations of Public Law LAW253

Hobart

Note:

Compulsory core unit for students in new Law degrees, which were introduced in 2013, with course codes: 63I, 63J, 63K, 63L, 63M, 63N, 63O and 63P. Also degrees commencing 2014 63Q and 63R.

From 2013, students in courses 63A, 63C, 63D, 63E, 63F, 63G, 63H, and all L3-coded degrees, who have not passed LAW205 must substitute LAW253.

Introduction

The unit aims to introduce students to the study of Public Law and to introduce major themes and ideas which are relevant to both Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. The course will be divided into 4 related modules:

Module 1. Introduction to the "Ausminster system"

Module 2. The Parliament and the people

Module 3. Executive Power

Module 4 Judicial and non-judicial scrutiny of public institutions

The course will also demonstrate the practical applications of public law as they arise in Parliament and in litigation. Assessment will be based upon students' practical - especially advocacy based - application of the theoretical principles taught in cases.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of Public Law
Unit code LAW253
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Anja Hilkemeijer

Teaching staff

Anja Hilkemeijer

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $1,561.00 090900

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.

Requisites

LAW121 AND LAW122 AND 75 credit points in introductory units, or a bachelor degree or equivalent.

Co-requisites

LAW255

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 hours of lectures per week and one two (2) hour seminar per fortnight.

Assessment

Exam 50%; participation 10%; written submissions 20%*, oral submissions 20%;

* Please note the course assessment is reliant on MyLo (online learning system). Students must be IT literate and have access to the internet for assessment purposes.

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Textbooks

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