MLJ709 - Constitutional Law and Policy


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For M729 (Juris Doctor) and M737 (Master of Legal Studies) students only


Must have successfully completed 4 Law units plus MLJ701 – for students enrolled in M729 (Juris Doctor)

Nil - for students enrolled in M737

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
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 (online)

1 x 2h class (recordings provided) + 2h online seminar (live streamed and recordings provided)

From Trimester 2 2022:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (2 hours) + 2 hour online seminar (live streamed with recordings provided) per week 


This unit, in the first place, is concerned with providing you with a sound understanding of the fundamental principles of Australian constitutional law, including the rule of law, representative democracy, responsible system of government, the separation of powers and federalism. Subsequently, these principles are relied on for a detailed examination, among other things, of the three branches of Australian government – the court, legislature and the executive. The objective of this evaluation is to provide you with a general conceptual framework for solving issues concerning federal and state constitutional law.

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