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Current problems in constitutional law (6 points)


Leader: Professor HP Lee

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject consists of an examination of selected contemporary problems in Australian constitutional law. The content of the course varies in response to new developments in constitutional law and recent or proposed governmental measures which raise constitutional issues. Comparable developments in other countries may be considered. Topics may include: constitutional litigation; judicial review of executive and legislative acts and constitutional interpretation; implication of constitutional rights and prohibitions; separation of powers; legal consequences of unconstitutionality; proposals for and processes of constitutional change.

Assessment: Written research assignment (5000 words): 50% + Final examination (2 hours): 50%

Prerequisites: LAW3200

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