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Unit description

Consolidating all the skills and knowledge of a set suite of public law units, this capstone identifies key areas in the Public Law sector focusing on politics, indigenous perspectives and sovereignty, human rights and litigation.

Unit content

Module 1 — The Politics of Legal Disputes

Module 2 — Indigenous Perspectives on the Liberal State

Module 3 — The State as Model Litigant

Module 4 — Common Law Rights and Human Rights

Module 5 — Test Cases and the Politics of Litigation

Module 6 — Case Study: Indigenous Sovereignty

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate knowledge of Australian dispute resolution principles
2 evaluate the role of lawyers in Australian dispute resolution procedures and public law litigation
3demonstrate understanding of First Nations perspectives on Anglo-Australian law
4apply the principles and rules of remedies in public law, with emphasis on administrative review, constitutional law, and human rights
5evaluate the principles related to Australian dispute resolution in the context of public law and human rights claims and disputes

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of Australian dispute resolution principles
  2. evaluate the role of lawyers in Australian dispute resolution procedures and public law litigation
  3. demonstrate understanding of First Nations perspectives on Anglo-Australian law
  4. apply the principles and rules of remedies in public law, with emphasis on administrative review, constitutional law, and human rights
  5. evaluate the principles related to Australian dispute resolution in the context of public law and human rights claims and disputes

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1.5 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Memo of advice50%
Short written response30%
Reflective writing20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1.5 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Memo of advice50%
Short written response30%
Reflective writing20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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