JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

LA3105 - Constitutional Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office (pre 2015)

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 and LA1103 and LA1104) or (LA1007 and LA1006)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA2013 and LA2014 and LA2004

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Lecturer: Ms Kirra Harrison.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (55% - 70%); presentations (15%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Lecturer: Dr Helen Sungaila.
Workload expectations:
  • 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.