PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC LAW

LAW1PPL

2020

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

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 StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and 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

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and critique primary and secondary sources of law relating to the principles of public law.

Activities:
Annotated Bibliography, Group Presentation, Research Assignment;
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

02. Demonstrate accurate adherence to the rules of referencing by applying the Australian Guide to Legal Citation in your written assessment tasks.

Activities:
Seminar activities; online quizzes; group seminar presentation; and research assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

03. Compose and accurately cite other works in a legal essay.

Activities:
Annotated Bibliography, Research Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)

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.

Activities:
Seminar Presentation, Seminar Discussions, Research Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Henderson

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 video conference.

Seminar Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group oral and written presentations (800 word equivalent)These presentation are done in seminars20 01, 02, 03, 04
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 60 01, 02, 03, 04
Online Quizzes ( 800 word equivalent)The quiz is administered online20 02

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Henderson

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group oral and written presentations (800 word equivalent)These presentation are done in seminars20 01, 02, 03, 04
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 60 01, 02, 03, 04
Online Quizzes ( 800 word equivalent)The quiz is administered online20 02