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LA3105 - Constitutional Law

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
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.
Prerequisites: LA1101 and LA1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA2013 and LA2014 and LA2004

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Lecturer: Mrs Salome Pretorius.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (55% - 70%); presentations (15%); assignments (30%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 23-Aug-2018
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
    Lecturer: Dr Helen Sungaila.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 12 hours tutorials
      Assessment: end of semester exam (55% - 70%); presentations (15%); assignments (30%).

      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.