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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1. Research and critically evaluate the theoretical framework for administrative law through the analysis of current topics.
2. Evaluate the relationship between theoretical issues and practical examples in administrative law.
3. Synthesise and critically examine (in written and oral form) the administrative law rules and principles covered during the course.
4. Critically reflect on the administrative policy issues arising from the topics covered.
5. Critically analyse, and propose solutions to, legal problems involving administrative law in practice.
Indicative AssessmentThe assessment for this course is designed to give students an opportunity to do research on one of the topics of the course.
This research will be used to write a Research Essay [LO 1 - 5] which students will develop in part by presenting a detailed abstract in a seminar [LO 2,4,5].
Class participation [LO 1,2,3,4] throughout the course will foster the development of presentational skills.
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WorkloadClass meetings: on average, 3 hours per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingReview your notes and reading from when you studied Administrative law, particularly with regard to the remedial structures in judicial review and other administrative review mechanisms.
There is no prescribed textbook. Reading appropriate to the coverage of the course is set out in the reading guide for the course which is made 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 KnowledgeA basic working knowledge of the material covered in the compulsory Administrative Law subject is assumed.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9577||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person||N/A|