Administrative Law (11282.2)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra Law School
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand legal avenues available to citizens who wish to challenge government decisions and actions through merits review and/or judicial review;
2. Apply principles of good administrative decision-making found in the common law and in legislation;
3. Explain the significance of legal and institutional reforms introduced following the Kerr report in the 1970s and onwards, including freedom of information and privacy legislation;
4. Critically reflect on the need for ongoing reform of Australian Administrative Law in light of 21st century developments in law and practice; and
5. Solve practical problems through the application of Administrative Law methods.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
This unit facilitates and nurtures student acquisition of all of the Graduate Attributes, although not all of them will be subject to examination in the assessment tasks of the unit.
Prerequisites11251 Foundations of Law and Justice AND 11274 Constitutional Law
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws course.
Incompatible units11441 Administrative Law PG
Equivalent units7018 Administrative Law
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr Janet Hope
Prescribed text -- all students will require ongoing access to this textbook to complete weekly assessment tasks: McDonald, Rundle and Hammond, Principles of Administrative Law (Oxford University Press, 4th ed, 2023).
Links to other recommended texts will be provided via Canvas.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessment items in this unit are to be submitted via Canvas. Further instructions will be provided on Canvas as required.
Students who have failed a single unit in their final semester with a final mark between 45-49% are eligible for supplementary assessment in this unit.
Supplementary and/or alternate assessment tasks will not be offered otherwise than in accordance with the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The academic expectations in this unit are scaled to the expectations of a law graduate about to enter practical training prior to legal practice. This is a challenging unit requiring steady commitment throughout the semester.
Students are expected though not required to attend live workshops which are available F2F and online.
Required IT skills
Students need basic computer, internet and word processing skills and the ability to teach themselves how to use simple web-based apps.
If you feel that you lack these, or any other academic study skills, please Study Skills (link from MyUC).
Your participation can be made easier by –
- purchasing the prescribed text, instead of using a copy on three hour reserve in the library, and
- having access to computing facilities and the internet at home, instead of using only university computer labs.
Work placement, internships or practicums