• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Research and critically evaluate the theoretical framework for administrative law through the analysis of current topics.
  2. Evaluate the relationship between theoretical issues and practical examples in administrative law.
  3. Synthesise and critically examine (in written and oral form) the administrative law rules and principles covered during the course.
  4. Critically reflect on the administrative policy issues arising from the topics covered.
  5. Critically analyse, and propose solutions to, legal problems involving administrative law in practice.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Class participation throughout the course will foster the development of presentational skills. (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Students will develop in part by presenting a detailed abstract in a seminar. (10) [LO 2,4,5]
  3. Students will conduct research to write a Research Essay. (80) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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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 (MLLM) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions; or Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions; or Juris Doctor (MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS4262 Advanced Administrative Law. 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 appropriate permission.

Prescribed Texts

Janina Boughey, Ellen Rock and Greg Weeks, Government Liability: Principles and Remedies (LexisNexis Australia, 2019).

Preliminary Reading

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: Mark Aronson, Matthew Groves and Greg Weeks, Judicial Review of Administrative Action and Government Liability (Thomson Reuters, 6th ed, 2017).

Assumed Knowledge

A basic working knowledge of the material covered in the compulsory Administrative Law subject is assumed.

Fees

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:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4577 30 May 2022 31 May 2022 01 Jul 2022 15 Jul 2022 Online or In Person N/A

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