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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- 15 Jul 2019
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.
- Fundamental Concepts, Institutions and Instruments
- Corporations Power
- Financial Powers
- External Affairs Power
- Separation of Powers: Commonwealth
- Separation of Powers: State
- State Legislative Power
- Intergovernmental Immunities
- Implied Freedoms
- Section 92
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You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
No special requirements
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.
- Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)
- Problem Based Task (20%)
- Individual Essay (30%)
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