• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Specialisation code PULA-SPEC

Studying Public Law involves students 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. The specialisation gives students the skills to develop a strong understanding of the modern regulatory state and the laws that govern its operation.

This specialisation allows students to choose courses that provide skills particularly suited for careers within government, regulatory agencies or private practice in public law.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Review, analyse, and synthesise knowledge from primary and secondary legal sources to identify and provide solutions to Public Law problems.

  2. Interpret and critically evaluate Public Law and its social, ethical and cultural impact on society, at a local, national, and international level.

  3. Undertake technical legal research to access a range of legal materials, literature databases, and other online sources, and apply legal or interdisciplinary research methodologies to evaluate and synthesise findings.

  4. Communicate to a variety of legal and non-legal audiences in a range of oral and written formats.

  5. Work both independently and collaboratively as required, and evaluate and reflect on feedback to develop personal, professional and ethical capability across a range of legal disciplines.

Other Information

Courses counted towards this specialisation can also be counted towards another specialisation, provided they are listed on the Study Tab under the relevant specialisation

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This Undergraduate Specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

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

LAWS4212 Conflict of Laws

LAWS4213 Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law

LAWS4214 Criminal Justice

LAWS4215 Environmental Law

LAWS4219 Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights

LAWS4220 Human Rights Law in Australia

LAWS4238 Indigenous Australians and the Law

LAWS4262 Advanced Administrative Law

LAWS4274 Climate Law

LAWS4275 Federal Judicial System

LAWS4283 Open Government

LAWS4285 Australian National Security Law

LAWS4290 High Court of Australia

LAWS4308 Administrative Law Theory and Practice: The Case of Citizenship

LAWS4312 The Law of Money

LAWS4314 Sentencing

LAWS4340 Space Law & Governance

LAWS4341 Law, Markets and Justice

LAWS4700 Law Research Capstone Project

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