Administrative Law

Course code LAWS4002Units 10Level 4000Faculty 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

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThroughout (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.
ContentThe 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).
Replacing Course(s)na
Transitionna
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS4001.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: Take HomeStudents will be required to undertake take home exam in the Formal Examination Period. The examination will include both problem and essay style questions.
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesStudents will be required to complete written analysis of a designated case and a critque of a case anlysis.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs..
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for LAWS4002