Advanced Administrative Law

Course code LAWS5001Units 10Level 5000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School

LAWS courses are only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree programs.

Allows students to develop knowledge of judicial review and assessment of administrative action. Topics include judicial policy and contemporary principles of procedural fairness, judicial supervision of statuary tribunals to ensure jurisdictional legitimacy at law, error of law on the record and immunity from judicial review, and, tortious liability for the exercise of a statutory power.

This LAWS 5000 level elective course is offered on a rotating basis and subject to student demand.

Not available in 2014

ObjectivesInformation not required in this case
ContentThe general purpose of this course is to permit students to take up issues and themes encountered, directly or indirectly, in the compulsory course Administrative Law (LAWS4002) and to develop further their knowledge of judicial review and assessment of administrative action. The principle objective of the course is to promote examination of critical areas of development in Australian decisional law that governs public administration.

The course deals with four principal topics:

1 judicial policy and contemporary principles of procedural fairness
2 judicial supervision of statutory tribunals to ensure jurisdictional legitimacy at law
3 judicial review of non-jurisdicational errors of law made by courts and statutory tribunals
4 justiciability and immunity from judicial review
5 tortious liability for the exercise of a statutory power
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005, LAWS4001, LAWS4002.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Take Home
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 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.