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Constitutional Law

by CQUniversity

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Course Description

In this course students will be exposed to the Australian federal constitutional system. Students will explore the details of Commonwealth/State legal arrangements. Students will gain an appreciation of the notion of "unitary" as opposed to "federal" constitutions. In terms of Australian federalism, students will gain an awareness of what is meant by "coordinate"; "cooperative"; and "competitive" federalism. The course will expose students to the view that constitutional law is not merely a conceptual or theoretical subject but also has a practical value that impinges on daily life.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain and discuss the nature of federalism in the context of Australia.
  • Describe the notion of the separation of powers in the context of the Australian Constitution.
  • Articulate the case law relevant to the interpretation of the Australian Constitution.
  • Investigate and report on legal issues arising out of encountered fact situations.
  • Use legal material consistent with the content covered in the course.
  • Develop and defend an argument appropriately to the comments and opinions expressed by others in the process of discussing contemporary Constitutional law issues content covered in the course with peers and academics.
  • Use appropriate style and terminology to communicate effectively in the discipline.
  • Justify a position taken by applying the relevant law and principles to Constitutional law problems.
After completing this unit, you should have an understanding of the considerable case law interpreting the Australian Constitution.

Constitutional Law
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  • Category: Law
  • Language: English

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