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LA3105 - Constitutional Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: (LA1101 and LA1102 and LA1103 and LA1104) or (LA1007 and LA1006)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA2013 and LA2014 and LA2004

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (55% - 70%); presentations (15%); assignments (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
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.