Federal and State Constitutional Law
Interrogate constitutional conventions, federalism (the division of powers and implied inter-governmental immunities), the separation of powers and the restrictive legislative procedures at State level.
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On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of Constitutional Law.
- Analyse and research complex problems relating to Constitutional Law.
- Demonstrate sophisticated cognitive skills in approaching legal issues relating to Constitutional law and generate appropriate responses.
- Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions and identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues.
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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In this subject, you will study areas of constitutional law that are essential for an understanding of the fundamental concepts and the unique complexion of the Australian constitutional system. You will explore constitutional conventions, federalism (both the division of powers and implied inter-governmental immunities), the separation of powers, implied rights and, at State level, restrictive legislative procedures.
- Assessment Task 1 (20%)
- Assessment Task 2 (30%)
- Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)
Current study term: 18 Jul 21 to 24 Oct 21
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