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Advanced Topic in Public Law - LAWS837

In this unit, students will analyse the nature, exercise, regulation, and limits of governmental authority within the state. The unit considers the legal structure, competencies, and relationship between key institutions - parliaments, executives, administrative bodies, and courts. It will develop student understanding of (individual or group) rights and protections, the rule of law, and governance. Students will become familiar with pubic law theory as it relates to prominent or contemporary legal issues. Consequently, the unit will (from year to year) have a particular focus on a legal topic: constitutional law, administrative law, human rights, migration law, policy and governance, and jurisprudence. The unit advances on prescribed areas in public law - including Laws807 Constitutional Law, Laws808 Administrative Law, and Laws805 Theories of Law and Justice - while encouraging integrated knowledge of these areas.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Margaret Kelly

Admission to JD and 24cp in LAW or LAWS units at 800 level Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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