• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Leighton McDonald
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Spring Session 2015
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This course is designed to give students an opportunity to explore contemporary issues in Australian administrative law. Issues will be examined both from a practical and theoretical dimension.

The contemporary topics examined in the course may change each year, to reflect administrative law developments and the interest of participants. Illustrative examples of issues that could be covered at present include:

  • reform of the Commonwealth, States and Territory systems of administrative law
  • recent trends in judicial review of administrative action
  • the nature, advantages and limitations of executive power
  • influence of constitutional developments on Commonwealth, State and Territory systems of administrative law
  • rule-making and other forms of delegated regulation in Australian administrative law
  • human rights and its impact on Australian administrative law
  • the application of administrative law principles to the private sector
  • the evolving integrity branch and its impact on other elements of Australia’s Administrative law system
  • the impact of globilisation and comparative administrative law.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of this course students will have:

  • an extended appreciation of the range of current issues currently influencing developments in the Australian Administrative Law system
  • the capacity to integrate that appreciation so as to anticipating future developments
  • the ability to contribute to the scholarly discussion surrounding current developments in Administrative law
  • extended their knowledge of administrative law principles and developed their ability to apply them in a variety of practical and theoretical contexts
  • critically analysed legal scholarship and other material discussing recent developments
  • appreciate the interrelationships between recent developments and their influence on fundamental administrative law and broader public law principles 

Other Information

Students will be asked to participate in on-line discussion and development of assessment tasks using the ANU’s wattle learning environment prior to the commencement of the face-to-face component of the course. More details will be available in the course outline.

Indicative Assessment

Students must rely on the Approved Assessment which will be posted to the course homepage on the ANU Law website, prior to the commencement of the course.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

The course will involve 4 days of intensive face to face discussion as well as extensive use of on-line materials and discussion.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SENVL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL, 7883XLLM), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP). OR Must be studying a: Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893XMINTL), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS), and completed LAWS8015 Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law or LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation. OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five LAWS1000 level courses or five LAWS6100 level courses. OR Must be studying a Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or are completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation.

Preliminary Reading

Students must rely on the Approved Assessment which will be posted to the course homepage on the ANU Law website, prior to the commencement of the course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1631 05 Nov 2015 20 Nov 2015 20 Nov 2015 09 Jan 2016 In Person N/A

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