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:
- Research and critically evaluate the theoretical framework for administrative law through the analysis of current topics.
- Evaluate the relationship between theoretical issues and practical examples in administrative law.
- Synthesise and critically examine (in written and oral form) the administrative law rules and principles covered during the course.
- Critically reflect on the administrative policy issues arising from the topics covered.
- Critically analyse, and propose solutions to, legal problems involving administrative law in practice.
- Class participation throughout the course will foster the development of presentational skills. (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Students will develop in part by presenting a detailed abstract in a seminar. (10) [LO 2,4,5]
- Students will conduct research to write a Research Essay. (80) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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- 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.
- Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have three contact hours per week.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately two weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Alternatively, this information will be published in the Program course list when known.
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: M Aronson, M Groves and G Weeks, Judicial Review of Administrative Action and Government Liability (7th ed, Thomson Reuters, 2022).
Assumed KnowledgeA basic working knowledge of the material covered in the compulsory Administrative Law subject is assumed.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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