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Constitutional Law - LAWS807

This unit analyses the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia and the New South Wales Constitution. The Commonwealth Constitution is the founding, national document that sets out the powers of the Commonwealth and its structure of government. During this course, you will consider what that means. You will consider how the constitutional texts are interpreted, analyse practices affecting the operation of government in Australia, and reflect on constitutional change. You will examine what type of legal order Australia has: the fundamental distributions of power in Australia between the states and the Commonwealth; between the legislature, executive, and judiciary; and between the government and individual citizens.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Dr Joel Harrison

LAWS803 and LAWS805 Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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