LEGAL CHANGE, LEGISLATION AND LAW REFORM
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Credit points: 15
The chief tool for implemention of legal change is legislation. This subject critically examines the technique of parliamentary legislation as an ongoing process of achieving social change. The 'life cycle' of legislation is fully examined - from its emergence, drafting and parliamentary phases to its post-enactment phases: its interpretation, implementation and impact. A case study of legislative change informs the subject. The subject is a practical one; its broad aims being to assist students in evaluating proposed or enacted legislation and to prepare students for participation in law reform whether in or outside of government.
FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law
Subject Co-ordinatorJeffrey Barnes
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Incompatible subjects LAW2LCL, LAWLCLR, LAW10LCL
Special conditions Current enrolment in Bachelor of Laws or the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Legal Change, Legislation and Law Reform||Prescribed||Barnes, J.||LA TROBE UNIVERSITY|
|Readings||How to do things with rules||Preliminary||Twining, W. and Miers, D.||4TH EDN, BUTTERWORTHS 1999.|
|Readings||Law, Government and Public Policy, Chapter 1||Preliminary||Cranston, R.||OXFORD, 1987|
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