PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC LAW

LAW1PPL

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the history and fundamental principles of public law in Australia and other jurisdictions. 'Public law' can be understood as the collection of principles and rules that regulate the mechanisms of power within a state, in particular the institutions of government. The subject will examine the history and contemporary relevance of public law concepts such as representative and responsible government, the separation of powers and the rule of law, and it will explore the ways that these concepts have been and are used to control exercises of power by the legislative, executive and judicial arms of government.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Henderson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesAnnotated Bibliography; group presentation; research assignment; seminar activities; online quizzes.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIMand admission into: LBLX; LVLGE; LVLGEB; LVLUE; LVLUEB; LWLA; LWLAC; LWLAS; LWLAT; LWLWA; LWLATB; LWLBUSB; LWLBUS; LWLE; LWLEC; LWLEE; LWLF; LWLFI; LWLINT; LWLIR; LWLM; LWLMC; LWLPY; LWLPYB; LWLSC; LWLSCB; LZCOML; LZCRL; LZCRLB; LWLBM; LWLPPE; LWCOML

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and critique primary and secondary sources of law relating to the principles of public law.
02. Demonstrate accurate adherence to the rules of referencing by applying the Australian Guide to Legal Citation in your written assessment tasks.
03. Compose and accurately cite other works in a legal essay.
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 in local and overseas jurisdictions of diverse cultures.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Henderson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

SeminarWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group oral and written presentations (800 word equivalent). These presentation are done in seminars.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Research assignment and Annotated bibliography (2300 words). Part A - Written research assignment (2000 words). Part B - Annotated Bibliography (300 words) - use guidelines provided on the LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online Quizzes (800 word equivalent). The quiz is administered online.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Henderson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group oral and written presentations (800 word equivalent). These presentation are done in seminars.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Research assignment and Annotated bibliography (2300 words). Part A - Written research assignment (2000 words). Part B - Annotated Bibliography (300 words) - use guidelines provided on the LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online Quizzes (800 word equivalent). The quiz is administered online.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO2