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LA3105 - Constitutional Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject explores the relationships between the various levels of government: freedoms under the Constitution; parliament, judiciary and the separation of powers; taxation and excise duties; Australia's relationship with other countries; the commercial powers.

Learning Outcomes

  • an awareness of the significance of the Constitution to legal practice and in everyday life;
  • develop an ability to critically appraise political institutions, and acquire an informed view of the role of law in government;
  • develop the ability to research and analyse primary and secondary sources;
  • development of written and oral communication skills.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (55%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: LA1101 and LA1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA2013 and LA2014 and LA2004

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours online collaboration sessions - Online lectures/tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.