• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

The aim of this course is to give students an appreciation of issues involved in administering legislative rules and to teach students ways of preventing these issues during the legislative drafting phase. The course specifically explores how technology can be used throughout the legislative lifecycle.

Students will be introduced to a methodology and technologies which emphasise the importance of precise and structured legal expression and offer many options to analyse and represent the structure of complex legal material.

Throughout the course, students will be required to learn and apply new technology to the problems at hand.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. identify, with reference to a given legislative instrument, the drafting office responsible, the drafting style used and critically evaluate the appropriateness of that drafting style to the subject matter of the instrument.
  2. Research and evaluate the different types of provisions found in the Australian legislation and the purpose and context in which the provisions are used.
  3. Evaluate and review the role technology can play in drafting, evaluating draft legislation and administering legislation, including limitations of various approaches.
  4. Create a legislative rulebase to automate a select piece of legislation.
  5. Select and apply a range of approaches to written and oral communication, and apply the critical thinking required to bring about solutions concerning the ways in which technology could support legislative drafting and administration in the future.
  6. Undertake research on the effects of technology within the legal profession and the wider public impacts and present findings

Indicative Assessment

  1. Analysis Quiz (null) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. Short Essays (null) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  3. Production of a Working Legislative Rulebase (null) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  4. Final Report (null) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.

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.

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Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP); OR Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses; OR Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions; OR Master of Military Law (MMILL) Students undertaking any ANU graduate program may apply for this course. Enrolments are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the ANU College of Law for permission number. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS4251 Legislative Drafting and Technology.

Prescribed Texts

Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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