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LAW7274

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Trimester 1 2011 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 2 2011 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 3 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Hp Lee (T1-58); Dr Matthew Groves (T2-58); Ms Nina Boughey (T3-58)

Synopsis

This unit gives students an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of administrative law at State and Federal level. It examines the underlying purposes of administrative law and the mechanisms and fora by which it is applied. The unit will analyse and interpret the relevant legislation and the decisions relating to it and will provide students with an opportunity to prepare a simulated case for presentation in a administrative tribunal. The unit will provide a brief introduction to the principles of administrative review in other jurisdictions.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will have:

  1. acquired an understanding of the purposes and principles of administrative review at State and Federal level
  2. acquired a knowledge of the relevant legislation and the ability to interpret and apply it
  3. acquired the ability to identify administrative law issues and select appropriate remedies in a factual situation
  4. acquired a familiarity with developments in administrative law at State and Federal levels
  5. acquired a familiarity with the principles of administrative review in other jurisdictions
  6. further developed skills in statutory interpretation.

Assessment

Memorandum of Advice requiring students to prepare detailed advice on appropriate administrative law remedies in a factual situation: 30%
Final examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Hp Lee (Trimester 1)
Dr Matthew Groves (Trimester 2)
Ms Nina Boughey (Trimester 3)

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week x 12 weeks

Prerequisites

LAW7212 or LAW7470, LAW7268

Prohibitions

LAW3100, LAW3101