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Unit of Study LAWS2005 - Constitutional Law (2021)

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  • Pre-requisites

      Must have completed LAW00051 Legal Research and Writing AND LAW00111 Legal Process
  • Co-requisites

      Not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.

Learning outcomes

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

describe the imposition on the Australian colonies of British law, and the gradual growth of political independence and nationhood, being aware of gender and race issues

demonstrate in discussion or in a written essay a knowledge of the Commonwealth and NSW Constitutions, especially the separation of powers, the State/ Federal division of powers, and the protection of human rights and civil liberties

analyse significant constitutional case law and explain its significance to constitutional law

demonstrate in discussion or a written essay an understanding of the cultural context and social and political impact of constitutional law, including the environmental, gender and race issues pertaining to constitutional law

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