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Principles of Public Law

Enrolment code: LAW203

Offered: Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2,

Special note: compulsory unit

Unit description:

Teaches students to: understand the interactions between government policy, administration and the law; learn the basic principles applying to major areas of administrative law; navigate around the operations of government in order to resolve administrative problems; develop and apply the capacity to interpret and apply legislation; understanding and debate the major legal issues involving governmental decision making; and to enhance research and writing skills. The unit outlines the basic principles of Constitutional and Administrative law in Australia in order to develop an understanding of the central features of the State and federal constitutions and of the Australian federal system; the operations, structures and powers of parliament, parliamentary control of government finances, the federal balance of power, Commonwealth-State financial relations, Commonwealth power over the economy and the Constitutional provisions designed to unify the Australian economy, express and implied constitutional rights; the nature of executive power and the legal and political restraints on such power; and the nature and scope of administrative law. Practical legal skills incorporated within this unit include preparation of a brief, legal research and report preparation.

Staff Mr MD Stokes, Mr RD Snell, Dr G Carne For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 25% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x50-min lectures weekly, 50-min tutorial fortnightly Timetable
Assessment mode sem 1: 1,500-word paper (15%), 3-hr exam (35%); sem 2: 2 briefing papers (5% ea), research assignment (40%), Candidate must pass overall assessment in both semesters to pass the unit Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia (publication details available from the Law School) Library Catalogue
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Discipline (School) Law  
Courses Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws combined degrees (BA and LLB)
Bachelor of Laws combined degrees (BEc and LLB)
Bachelor of Laws combined degrees (BCom and LLB)
Bachelor of Laws combined degrees (BSc and LLB)
Bachelor of Laws combined degrees (BIS and LLB)
Faculty website Faculty of Law  
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