Equal Opportunity Law

Course code LAWS5011Units 10Level 5000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School

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

Deals with the concepts, institutions, legal principles, practice and jurisprudence of Australian federal and state equal opportunity law. Topics include the theoretical framework and historical development of equal opportunity protection in Australia, constitutional considerations, an overview of the Australian equal opportunity scheme, proving direct and indirect discrimination, sexual, racial, disability and age discrimination, equal opportunity procedure and remedies and the jurisdiction of industrial tribunals.

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

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesNA
ContentThe course deals with the concepts, institutions, legal principles, practice and jurisprudence of Australian federal and state equal opportunity law.

Topics covered in this course will be -

1 Theoretical framework and historical development of equal opportunity protection in Australia
2 Constitutional considerations
3 Overview of Australian equal opportunity scheme
4 Proving direct and indirect discrimination
5 Sex discrimination
6 Racial discrimination
7 Disability discrimination
8 Age discrimination
9 Equal Opportunity procedure and remedies
10 Jurisdiction of industrial tribunals
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch Assignment 3000 words
Examination: Take Home24 Hours
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Contact HoursSeminar: 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 or the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for LAWS5011