Justice Administration and the Constitution (8078.3)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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|Canberra Law School||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomes1. Communicate about knowledge, ideas and opinions;
2. Information Literacy - through legal research training;
3. Information and Communication Technology - through computer training sessions and the use of the class website (Moodle) to access information about the unit and discuss the content with other students;
4. Problem Solving - through critical analysis and evaluation;
5. Working with Others - in seminars, online forums and group assessments;
6. Professional Ethics - by gaining an understanding of the professional responsibilities of legal practitioners;
7. Social Responsibility - through understanding how the legal system operates in Australian social contexts;
8. Personal Attributes - by developing the capacity to think independently, challenge existing ideas and valuing and respecting different viewpoints.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Prerequisites6601 Legal Methods and Skills
Assumed knowledgeYear 12.
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- Cheryl Saunders, It's Your Constitution (Federation Press, 2003) (required text for weeks 1 – 7).
- Roger Douglas and Margaret Hyland, Focus: Administrative Law (LexisNexis Butterworths, 3rd ed, 2014) (required text for weeks 9 – 12).
Copies of these texts are available at the Coop Bookshop.
- Other compulsory weekly readings will be available on Moodle.
- Cheryl Saunders, The Constitution of Australia: A contextual analysis (Hart Publishing, 2011).
- William Lane and Simon Young, Administrative Law in Australia, (Thomson Law Book Co, 2007).
Submission of assessment items
Use of text matching software
Students must attempt ALL assessment items for this Unit in order to pass. Failure to attempt any of the assessment items will result in non-completion of the Unit.
Attendance for face to face students is expected for programmed activities. Contributions to face to face activities are an important measure for assessment of participation in this unit.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums