Faculty of Law
|Faculty||Faculty of Law|
|Offered||Clayton First semester 2014 (Day)|
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Topics include: the Constitutions of Victoria and the Commonwealth of Australia, the Statute of Westminster and the Australia Acts; basic constitutional principles such as representative and responsible government, parliamentary sovereignty, and separation of powers; techniques and principles of constitutional interpretation; Australian federalism and inter-governmental relations, including the distribution of legislative and fiscal powers between the Commonwealth and the States, inconsistency of laws, and intergovernmental immunities; principal Commonwealth legislative powers; limitations on governmental power including selected express and limited constitutional rights and freedoms.
Students wishing to practise law in Malaysia must undertake LAW3200, a full-year offering of Constitutional law.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
Tutorial Participation: 10%
Research Assignment (1,500 words): 30% plus
Final Examination (2 hours writing time plus 30 minutes reading and noting time): 60%
Final Examination (3 hours writing time plus 30 minutes reading and noting time): 90%
Three hours of lectures per week and one hour tutorial per fortnight.