Courses & Units

Parliamentary Law and Practice LAW627

Hobart

Note:

This unit requires a minimum of 20 students.

Introduction

This unit introduces students to the laws and conventions that regulate the parliamentary process. It will cover a range of topics including the processes undertaken to introduce legislation, the positives and negatives of the current electoral system and elections,, parliamentary privilege, the constitutional basis for our democracy and Court scrutiny of the parliamentary process, scrutiny of parliament and parliamentary committees and the roles of the executive, government, opposition and independent members of parliament.

Summary

Unit name Parliamentary Law and Practice
Unit code LAW627
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Dr Patmore Patmore and Dr Brendan Gogarty

Teaching staff

Dr Patmore Patmore and Dr Brendan Gogarty

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (November) On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (November) 11/11/2019 2/12/2019 26/12/2019 9/2/2020

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2018: $1,344.00 2018: $1,615.00 090999

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Requisites

Prerequisites

LAW204 OR LAW255 AND LAW254 AND LAW251 AND LAW253 AND LAW256 AND LAW252 AND LAW250 OR LAW205 AND LAW226 AND LAW221 AND LAW223 AND LAW225 AND LAW222 AND LAW224 OR LAW352 AND LAW253 AND LAW222 AND LAW223 AND LAW224 AND LAW351 AND LAW221

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2x 50 minute lectures, additional lecture/seminar fortnightly. Note some lectures and seminars will be held in Parliament House

Assessment

Case study (10%); Text analysis (20%); Class participation and presentations (10%); Self assessment/reflective journal (10%); 2-hour open book examination (50%).

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Textbooks

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