COMMISSIONS, INQUESTS AND INQUIRIES

LAW3CII

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Governments have a range ofinquiry mechanisms available to them to examine systemic problems, deaths or wrong doing. These include Royal Commissions, coronial inquests, parliamentary committee inquires and law reform commission inquiries.  In this subject students will examine how these processes operate and how they differ from each other and differ from court-based proceedings.  You will evaluate the role these mechanisms play in Australian legal and policy development and reform, and assess their effectiveness in contributing to such development and reform.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnita Mackay

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Complete 180 credit points of LAW or LCR or LST coded subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate the role of inquiries in Australian legal and policy development

Activities:
Prescribed reading, essay, participation in seminar discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Identify, use and appraise research material relevant to both completed and current inquiry processes

Activities:
Research for group submission, group presentation and essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

03. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in a group

Activities:
Seminar activities, Group presentation, Group submission
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

04. Develop written and oral communication skills appropriate to law and criminology

Activities:
Seminar activities, Group presentation, Group submission, Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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