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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJeffrey Barnes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM


Incompatible subjects LAW2LCL, LAWLCLR, LAW10LCL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Current enrolment in Bachelor of Laws or the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLegal Change, Legislation and Law ReformPrescribedBarnes, J.LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
ReadingsHow to do things with rulesPreliminaryTwining, W. and Miers, D.4TH EDN, BUTTERWORTHS 1999.
ReadingsLaw, Government and Public Policy, Chapter 1PreliminaryCranston, R.OXFORD, 1987

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