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Principles of Public Law
Undergraduate | USA-LAWS1024 | 2024
Study the principles of public law through real examples from seminal High Court cases in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. Come out with the skills to analyse judicial decisions and apply legal reasoning.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 10 weeks
Principles of Public Law
About this subject
By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Develop an understanding and knowledge of some of the foundational principles of public law, using seminal High Court cases.
- Equip students with the skills needed to read and analyse judicial decisions and reasoning processes.
- Develop an understanding of some of the more contentious aspects of public law through analysing the relationship between the three arms of government.
- Instil the capacity to read and understand complex judgments.
- Introduction to public law
- Introduction to federalism, rule of law, and separation of powers
- Native title
- The right to a fair trail
- Federalism and parliamentary sovereignty
- Anti-terrorism initiatives and the separation of powers
- Executive decision making
- The effect of international law on domestic law
- The principle of legality
- Overview – the exercise of judicial power by state courts
From a criminal justice perspective, public law is important as it ensures that decision makers such as courts, tribunals, Ministers, Commissioners and others are accountable for their actions.
This course will develop your understanding of foundational principles of public law using real-world examples from seminal High Court cases in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law.
You’ll consider and reflect on certain contentious principles which arise as a result of our constitutional structure and will come out with the skills to read, understand and analyse judicial decisions and apply legal reasoning with confidence.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a first-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree.
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- Continuous Assessment (40%)
- Essay (60%)
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