• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law

This course looks at the way citizenship in law sits with broader notions of citizenship; it compares the legal notion of citizenship with the normative notion.  The course also uses Australia as a case study to look at citizenship law and policy.  There will also be a strong comparative country aspect to the course.

It is expected that the following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction: the concept of citizenship
  • Citizenship and constitutions
  • Birthright citizenship
  • Citizenship by grant
  • Citizenship by descent
  • Citizenship and administrative law/merits review
  • The difference that citizenship makes
  • Loss of citizenship
  • Dual citizenship
  • Post-national citizenship
  • International law and citizenship/nationality
  • Summary/overview.

Learning Outcomes

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

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
  • comprehend the theoretical debates about citizenship  
  • understand the relationship between the theoretical debates and citizenship law
  • describe the elements of citizenship law covered during the course
  • evaluate and discuss the policy issues arising from the areas covered in the course.

Other Information

This is an intensive course with 4 days of compulsory attendance required (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.

Indicative Assessment

Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

It is likely the assessment will consist of:

  1. Group Class presentation (10%)
  2. Research essay (90%)


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Workload

26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery over 4 days) plus private study and reading time

Click here for the LLM Masters Program timetable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Laws (7300) or Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312) or Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883) or Graduate Diploma in Law.

Preliminary Reading

Reading lists will be available in the Course Study Guide which will be on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks 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.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6798 18 Aug 2016 18 Aug 2016 02 Sep 2016 04 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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