MLJ710 - Administrative Law and Policy

Unit details

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Last updated: 4 June 2021

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: David Tan
Trimester 3: Oscar Roos
Cohort rule:

For M729 (Juris Doctor) students only



Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 3h class (recordings provided) + 1h online seminar (live streamed and recordings)


This unit aims to equip students with the knowledge and ability to apply, critically evaluate and effectively communicate administrative law, and develop a deep appreciation of major policy issues and developments in the law. Topics include: historical and constitutional contexts, the scope of judicial review, judicial review remedies, the grounds of judicial review, access to judicial review, restricting judicial review, tribunals and merits review, beyond courts and tribunals, and the value and effects of administrative law.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Undertake critical thinking and research in relation to key elements and issues facing Administrative law in Australia, in a transnational context, and surrounding the interface between public and private power



Demonstrate a facility with legal research skills and analysis and an understanding of the interrelationship of public law with private law, institutions and mechanisms in the context of administrative law in Australia and transnationally, including the articulation of appropriate evaluative criteria to form the basis of an informed critique of the relevant law



Identify the legal issues and rules applicable to a given legal problem



Demonstrate the capacity to construct legal arguments and justify by reference to primary and secondary legal materials with attention to written form, language, audience, purpose and context



Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Report (Research)  4000 words 50% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 Open Book Examination 2 Hours 50% Information not yet available

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.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MLJ710 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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