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LAWS6168 Federal Jurisdiction
- 6 points
- A thorough understanding of jurisdiction is vital before commencing proceedings in any court. Chapter III of the Commonwealth Constitution and Commonwealth legislation enacted pursuant to Chapter III vests federal jurisdiction in courts and, in so doing, grants courts with the relevant authority to decide a ‘matter'. This unit will focus on the history of federal jurisdiction, the key concepts necessary for a working understanding of federal jurisdiction and the significance of its operation within the Australian federation. Students will acquire a practical understanding of how federal jurisdiction operates by analysing a range of High Court decisions and case studies.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the history, nature and sources of federal jurisdiction
; (2) analyse the implication of federal jurisdiction for federal, state and territory laws and the common law
; (3) demonstrate an appreciation of when federal jurisdiction is engaged
; and (4) explain how federal jurisdiction operates using case examples.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) particpation; (2) research proposal; and (3) research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.
For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Except where supplementary assessment is not available in a unit, it will be offered to students in all units who:
- Are in good academic standing overall;
- Have passed over half the units taken in the teaching period concerned, except where they are only enrolled in two or less units in the period;
- Have submitted all assessment items in the unit;
- Have achieved a mark between 45 and 49 for the unit overall, or the same mark in any failed component item in the unit; and
- No finding of academic misconduct has been made against them in the unit concerned.
Additionally student may apply for supplementary assessment in any unit which is the final unit required for graduation in there course and where they have achieved a mark between 45 and 49 for the unit overall, or the same mark in any failed component item in the unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Adjunct Professor Robert French AC
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- This unit will run 29 September - 2 October. Students must attend every day of the intensive period.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.