Equal Opportunity Law

Course code LAWS5011
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables

Description

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.

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

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate expertise in statutory interpretation in its application to Australia¿s equal opportunity laws

2. Demonstrate the capacity to analyse and synthesise primary and secondary legal data effectively

3. Demonstrate the capacity to prepare and present cogent and nuanced arguments, both orally and in writing

4. Demonstrate a highly developed capacity to identify legal issues, adduce relevant legal principles and rules and apply these to hypothetical problems based on federal and state equal opportunity law.

Content

The 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

Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.

Assumed Knowledge

LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005

Assessment Items

Proposal / Plan: Tutorial Paper plan 20%

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial Problem answer 30%

Formal Examination: Final open book examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Callaghan

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term