- Code LAWS8310
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course deals with federal criminal law in Australia. It introduces students to the principles of criminal responsibility under the Commonwealth Criminal Code (Criminal Code Act 1995) and a range of offences under the Code, such as terrorism and security-related offences, theft, fraud and bribery offences, drugs, cybercrime and telecommunications offences.
The course will be of benefit to lawyers, law enforcement officers and others interested in the expanding scope and application of federal criminal law in Australia.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- to give students a thorough and systematic knowledge of principles of criminal responsibility under the Commonwealth Criminal Code;
- to enable students to draft/interpret federal criminal offences and to understand their likely application in criminal proceedings;
- to give students familiarity with particular areas of substantive federal criminal law, such as terrorism and security-related offences, theft, fraud and bribery offences, drugs, cybercrime and telecommunications offences; and
- to allow students to reflect critically on the expanding scope of federal criminal law.
This is an intensive course with a compulsory on campus component (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the on campus component 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.
- A major two-part research essay of between 6,000 and 8,000 words (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.
Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Click here for the LLM Masters Program timetable.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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