In addition to canvassing specialised principles of constitutional law, this course straddles several disciplines, including political theory, legal history and political science. Students will learn about how conflicts between federal and state law are resolved in the Australian federal system, the nature, scope and impact of some important legislative powers of the Commonwealth government, the concept of separation of judicial power and the nature of the express and implied rights contained in the Australian Constitution. The methods for changing the constitution and the historical legacy of specific initiatives to reform the Constitution and our system of government are also critically examined. Other topics will vary to reflect significant contemporary developments in constitutional law.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Law School|
Not currently offered
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The content in this course includes but is not limited to the following:
|Assumed Knowledge||LAWS6001, LAWS6002A, LAWS6002B, LAWS6003A, LAWS6003B, LAWS6004A, LAWS6004B, LAWS6005|
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for LAWS6006|