PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC LAW

LAW1PPL

2018

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 Bachelor of Laws (Complementary) LVLGE;LVLGEB Bachelor of Laws LVLUE; LVLUEB Bachelor of Laws LWLAS Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Asian Studies LWLAT;LWLATB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts LWLBUSB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business LWLEE Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Electronic Engineering LWLINT Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations LWLMC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication LWLPY;LWLPYB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Psychological Science LWLSC;LWLSCB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science LZCOML Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws LZCRL;LZCRLB Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws LWLFI Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Finance LWLF Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Finance LWLM Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media LWLA LWLAC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting LWLBUS Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business LWLE LWLEC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Economics LWLIR Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations LWLFI Laws/Finance LWLAC Laws/Accounting LWLBUS (BU) Laws/Business

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws program offer by La Trobe Law School.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVarious, will be made available to the student on the LMSRecommendedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate understanding of and ability to use research tools in relation to the principles of public law in Australian and international jurisdictions

Activities:
Group seminar presentation and submissions; research assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

02. Demonstrate understanding of, and the ability to analyse the principles of public law.

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

03. Research and write a legal essay, including accurate citations.

Activities:
Seminar activity,research assignment, annotated bibliography
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, 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)20 01, 02, 03
Research assignment (2,000 words)50 01, 02, 03
Annotated Bibliography (300 word equivalent)10 01, 03
On line Quizzes ( 800 word equivalent)20 01, 02

Melbourne, 2018, 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)20 01, 02, 03
Research assignment (2,000 words)50 01, 02, 03
Annotated Bibliography (300 word equivalent)10 01, 03
On line Quizzes ( 800 word equivalent)20 01, 02