PRINCIPLES OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

LAW2CSL

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

We undertake an exposition of the Australian Constitution through its historical development and present character. We examine the Constitution primarily through its interpretation by the High Court of Australia in decided cases. Topics include federalism, grants , taxation, commerce, freedom of interstate trade, judicial seperation of powers, executive power and the role of the legislature, corporations power and external affairs power. State constitutional law is also covered both as a topic as well as a recurrent theme throughout many topics in the subject.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (LAW1LIM and LAW1PPL) or admission in the (LVLGE or LVLGEB or LVLG or LVLGB)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW2CNL

Equivalent subjects LAW2CNL

Special conditions Must be admitted to any Bachelor of Laws UG degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian constitutional law and theory: commentary and materialsPrescribedBlackshield, A. and Williams, G.4TH ABRIDGED EDN., SYDNEY, FEDERATION PRESS, 2006
ReadingsConstitution Act 1975 (Vic)PrescribedN/AANSTAT
ReadingsFederal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary ViewRecommendedJoseph, S. and Castan, M.THOMSON LAWBOOK CO.

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 2,500-word essay45
one 3-hour final examination55

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 2,500-word essay45
one 3-hour final examination55