LEGAL CHANGE, LEGISLATION AND LAW REFORM

LAW3LCL

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The chief tool for implementation of legal change is legislation. This subject critically examines the technique of parliamentary legislation as an ongoing process of achieving social change. The 'life cycle' of legislation is fully examined - from its emergence, drafting and parliamentary phases, to its post-enactment phases: its implementation and impact. Interdisciplinary perspectives and a case study of legislative change inform the subject. The subject has practical aims: to assist students in evaluating proposed or enacted legislation and to prepare students for participation in law reform, whether inside or outside of government.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJeffrey Barnes

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesReadings, lectures, provision of exemplars and model essay structure, tutorial discussion, class presentations, research essay

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and completion of 60 credit points of LAW coded subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsLAW2LCL

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Readings

How to Do Things with Rules

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AuthorTwining, W. and Miers, D.

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Edition/Volumelatest edition

PublisherCambridge U P

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Law, Government and Public Policy, Chapter 1

Resource TypePrereading

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AuthorCranston, R.

Year1987

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PublisherOXFORD

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Legal Change, Legislation and Law Reform

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AuthorBarnes, J.

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PublisherLA TROBE UNIVERSITY

ISBN978-0-9943724-6-8

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Locate, using legal research methods, material on the life cycle of an Act of Parliament
02. Give an effective oral presentation on an aspect of the life cycle of an Act of Parliament
03. Give constructive feedback on an oral presentation discussing an aspect of the life cycle of an Act of Parliament
04. Evaluate the use or proposed use of an Act of Parliament having regard to theories of the life cycle of legislation and practical research as to the legislation concerned

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