• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code PUBL-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate

This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:
24 units from completion of the following course(s):
Studying Public Law will involve you in examining both the process and product of government regulation and the underlying legal structures upon which government is built.
This specialisation combines comparative and multi-disciplinary perspectives in examining the design, implementation and effectiveness of regulation in Australia.  This enables you to develop a strong understanding of the modern regulatory state and the laws that govern its operation.
This specialisation is highly flexible, allowing you to choose courses that are compatible with your current profession or that extend your knowledge in new directions. Whether you are working in private practice, within government or are looking to expand your legal knowledge for a future career – this program offers diversity, flexibility and knowledge suitable for a wide range of students.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. evaluate complex problems, concepts and theories in public law and devise solutions appropriate to the specific context.
2. undertake legal research, legal writing and resolution of complex legal problems with a public law dimension across a range of issues and topics.
3. research and write on the practice or theory of public law including in-depth legal research in the public law field.
4. incorporate social, policy, comparative or interdisciplinary approaches into legal analysis of public law issues.
5. communicate legal, policy and theoretical perspectives of public law legal issues effectively to a range of audiences, both verbally and in writing.
6. structure, sustain and evaluate legal argument in both general and specialist areas of public law.
7. develop and apply legal knowledge to complex public law legal problems in an analytical and creative manner.

Relevant Degrees

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

LAWS8016 - Comparative Constitutional Law
LAWS8072 - Statutory Interpretation
LAWS8104 - Legislation and Legislative Drafting
LAWS8128 - Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law
LAWS8141 - Judicial Review of Government Action
LAWS8142 - Tort Liability and Public Authorities
LAWS8175 - Citizenship Law in Context
LAWS8236 - Tribunals and Government
LAWS8241 - Executive Power
LAWS8243 - Freedom of Information and Privacy
LAWS8246 - The High Court of Australia
LAWS8271 - Contemporary Issues in Administrative Law
LAWS8301 - Graduate Research Unit
LAWS8310 - Federal Criminal Law
LAWS8413 - Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law
LAWS8420 - Human Rights Law in Australia
LAWS8462 - Advanced Administrative Law
LAWS8485 - Australian National Security Law
LAWS8522 - Public Sector Employment Law
LAWS8586 - Law and Legal Institutions
LAWS8590 - Special Topics in Government and Regulation

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