|Course code LAWS4002||Units 10||Level 4000||Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School|
LAWS courses are only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LAWS); Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.
Administrative Law examines the exercise of statutory power by administrative agencies and officials, and the means by which administrative decisions may be reviewed and challenged. Mechanisms for extra-judicial redress such as ombudsmen and freedom of information legislation, are also considered.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||Throughout (and at the completion of) this course, students will be required to demonstrate:|
• developed knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principles of administrative law;
• further development of skills in analysis and critique of relevant primary and secondary legal materials;
• capacity to apply legal reasoning and provide appropriate responses to hypothetical administrative law problems;
• critical appreciation of the circumstances in which administrative law may be relevant;
• critical understanding of gaps and uncertainties in administrative law;
• further development of skills in written communication in the context of administrative law.
|Content||The course will comprise five key areas of study:|
• The Nature and Functions of Administrative Law;
• Judicial Review of Administrative Action;
• (Extra-judicial) Merits Review of Administrative Action (including the Administrative Appeals Tribunal);
• Means of investigating administrative action (the Ombudsman);
• Access to information held by the administration (Freedom of Information and Privacy Law).
|Assumed Knowledge||LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS4001.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for LAWS4002|