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

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

  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.

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 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 Rev of Gov Action 
  • LAWS8142 Tort Liability and Public Authorities 
  • LAWS8144 Conflict of Laws 
  • LAWS8175 Citizenship Law in Context 
  • LAWS8189 Environmental and Sustainability Law 
  • LAWS8214 Sentencing 
  • LAWS8241 Executive Power 
  • LAWS8243 Freedom of Information and Privacy 
  • LAWS8256 Law, Gender Identities and Sexualities 
  • LAWS8271 Contemporary Issues in Administrative Law 
  • LAWS8297 International Law and Australian Government 
  • LAWS8328 Australian Legal Responses to National Security and Counter Terrorism 
  • LAWS8338 Cryptoassets and the Law 
  • LAWS8437 Financial Markets & Takeovers 
  • LAWS8445 Information Tech Law 
  • LAWS8459 Consumer Protection 
  • LAWS8462 Advanced Administrative Law 
  • LAWS8474 Climate Law 
  • LAWS8485 Australian National Security Law 
  • LAWS8522 Public Sector Employment Law  
  • LAWS8589 Law and Religion in Australia 
  • LAWS8596 Financial Crime Law 
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