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Law and Crisis: The Use of Emergency Powers

Undergraduate | UNE-LAW346 | 2024

Study method
100% online
Assessments
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
Duration
16 weeks

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Law and Crisis: The Use of Emergency Powers

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. identify historical trends in the use of emergency legal power in common law countries during times of crisis;
    2. critically engage with the constitutionality and legality of the use of emergency power in various historical contexts;
    3. demonstrate the ability to articulate substantiated opinion on the utility and weaknesses inherent within the use of a range of extraordinary legal responses in times of crisis across the common law world; and
    4. identify, analyse and critically comment upon the range and historical pattern of political and judicial responses to the application of executive emergency power in the common law world.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

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:

and one of

and one of

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).

Others

Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years).
To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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