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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students in this subject examine the various ways in which the law has an impact upon Indigenous Australians. Commencing with an analysis of the nature of sovereignty and the implications of the Mabo judgement, students examine a number of different topics where the law has had (or continues to have) an impact upon the lives of Indigenous Australians, either in an oppressive or beneficial manner. Specifically, the over-representation of Indigenous Australians at every level of the criminal justice system will be addressed. Students will also consider the operation of specific protective legislation, such as the various cultural heritage provisions, and the adequacy of protection afforded for Aboriginal art in intellectual property law.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW1LIM AND LAW1DR


Incompatible subjectsLAW1IAL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Indigenous Legal Issues

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMcRae, Nettheim, Beacroft, McNamara


Edition/Volume4TH EDN



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


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 materials relating to areas of the law that impact upon Indigenous Australians.
02. Develop and practice collaborative research Team work and advocacy
03. Discuss, in an informed manner relying on arguments drawn from researched materials, contemporary legal issues relating to Indigenous Australians.
04. Locate, by means of legal research, materials discussing legal issues in relation to Indigenous Australians

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