• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Gregory Weeks
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course is designed to expose students to some of the most interesting challenges in Australian Administrative Law, and to permit them to engage in a scholarly and reflective analysis of the issues involved in cases and issues which have come before the courts. Topics offered may change from time to time.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain, distinguish and apply the theoretical framework for administrative law through current topics.
  2. Recognise, distinguish and appraise the relationship between theoretical issues and practical examples.
  3. Identify and critically examine (in written and oral form) the administrative law rules and principles covered during the course.
  4. Examine, investigate and interpret the policy issues arising from the topics covered.
  5. Interpret, analyse and propose solutions to legal problems involving administrative law in practice.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Class participation throughout the course will foster the development of presentational skills. (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Students will develop in part by presenting a detailed abstract in a seminar. (10) [LO 2,4,5]
  3. Students will conduct research to write a Research Essay. (80) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week (a minimum of 36 hours).

Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (a minimum of 36 hours). Please refer to the LLB Program timetable.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Bachelor of Laws (LLB, LLB(H)), have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2201 Administrative Law; OR Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD), have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2201/LAWS6201 Administrative Law. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS8462 Advanced Administrative Law.

Prescribed Texts

Janina Boughey, Ellen Rock and Greg Weeks, Government Liability: Principles and Remedies (LexisNexis Australia, 2019).

Preliminary Reading

Reading is from the prescribed textbook. Additional, optional reading appropriate to the coverage of the course is set out in the reading guide for the course (available through WATTLE).

Background reading: Mark Aronson, Matthew Groves and Greg Weeks, Judicial Review of Administrative Action and Government Liability (Thomson Reuters, 6th ed, 2017).

Assumed Knowledge

A basic working knowledge of the material covered in the compulsory Administrative Law subject is assumed.

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
2019 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Remedies against public bodies
9424 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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