PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC LAW

LAW1PPL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students explore the fundamental principles of Australian public law. 'Public law' can be defined as the body of legal rules that govern the relationship between the state and its citizens and the relationship between the institutions of the state. i.e., the legislative, executive and judicial arms of government. Public law concerns itself with the nature, sources and extent of state power to ensure that the power exercised is authorised and so legitimate.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM or concurrent enrolment with LAW1LIM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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
ReadingsAustralia's ConstitutionPrescribed-Online (austlii or commlaw) or AGP
ReadingsAustralian Public LawRecommendedG Appleby, A Reilly, L GrenfellOXFORD, 2ND ED, 2014
ReadingsIntroduction to Australian Public LawRecommendedD ClarkLEXISNEXIS, 4TH ED, 2014

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Locate, by means of legal research, online and physical materials discussing the principles of public law

Activities:
Individual student e-portfolio on PebblePad; group seminar presentation and submissions; written assignment (2500 words)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

02. Analyse and critique materials discussing the principles of public law

Activities:
Weekly seminar e-portfolio on PebblePad; group seminar presentation; and written assignment (2500 words)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Compose and accurately cite a legal essay

Activities:
Written assignment (2500 words)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

04. Discuss, in an informed manner relying on arguments drawn from researched materials, contemporary constitutional and public law issues with a focus on principles of public law

Activities:
Written assignment (2500 words)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation and submission20 01, 04
Individual student e-portfolio on PebblePad for weeks 4-1130 01, 02, 04
one 2,500-word written assignment50 01, 03

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation and submission20 01, 04
Individual student e-portfolio on PebblePad for weeks 4-1130 01, 02, 04
one 2,500-word written assignment50 01, 03