2021 unit information
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Last updated: 4 June 2021
For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
Students enrolled before 2019: Successful completion of MLL110 plus 5 additional Law (MLL) units.Students commencing from 2019: Successful completion of MLL110 and MLL113 plus 5 additional Law (MLL) units.
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week
1 x 2 hour class (recordings provided) and 1 x 1 hour class (recordings provided) and 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week
The unit aims to provide students with an introduction to the principles of constitutional law at the state and federal levels, an elaborate study of the Commonwealth Parliament's powers and federalism and the interrelationship between jurisdiction and judicial review and questions of Commonwealth - state relationships.
Understand the constitutional principles of federalism, separation of powers, responsible government and the Rule of Law.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Explain the Commonwealth Parliament’s law-making powers.
Explain what judicial review entails and describe its constitutional foundations.
Identify the questions and conflicts that arise between the Commonwealth and the States in the legislative, executive and judicial spheres.
Explain the nature, scope and significance of express and implied rights under the Australian Constitution.
Analyse, evaluate and synthesise the discipline knowledge noted above.
GLO4: Critical thinking
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MLL323 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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