LAWS5102 Administrative Law

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit builds upon the content of LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, and explores the principles and procedures of judicial review, under which the exercise of executive government power is supervised. This is a field which is continually challenged by the complexity and changing nature of government and by shifting political priorities. In addition to gaining an understanding of specific legal principles and cases, students engage with the broader considerations and contexts that shape the law in this area.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate at an advanced level knowledge of judicial review and the broader policy considerations that shape the law in this area; (2) engage with and reflect upon (i) ethical issues related to the involvement of marginalised peoples in administrative law processes, including the intersection of administrative law and human rights, and (ii) the competing obligations that attend public sector decision making and the role of the law and legal advocates in this area; (3) engage in critical evaluation of case law, statutes, research and scholarship relating to administrative law; (4) articulate and analyse complex legal issues; and (5) communicate confidently and critically in relation to legal issues in this area and the broader considerations and contexts that shape those issues, in a way that is effective and persuasive for both legal and non-legal audiences.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research assignment; (2) tutorial participation; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Julie Falck
Unit rules
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials: 1 x 2 hours per fortnight
Unit Outline
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]

Creyke, R. and McMillan, J. Control of Government Action: Text, Cases and Commentary, 4th edn: LexisNexis 2015


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