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LAW7274 - Principles of administrative law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Matthew Groves


City Trimester 1 2007 (Day)
City Trimester 2 2007 (Day)


This subject gives students an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of administrative law at State and Federal level. It examines the underlying purposes of administrative law and the mechanisms and fora by which it is applied. The subject will analyse and interpret the relevant legislation and the decisions relating to it and will provide students with an opportunity to prepare a simulated case for presentation in a administrative tribunal. The subject will provide a brief introduction to the principles of administrative review in other jurisdictions.


On completion of this subject students will have:

  1. acquired an understanding of the purposes and principles of administrative review at State and Federal level;
  2. acquired a knowledge of the relevant legislation and the ability to interpret and apply it;
  3. acquired the ability to identify administrative law issues and select appropriate remedies in a factual situation;
  4. acquired a familiarity with developments in administrative law at State and Federal levels;
  5. acquired a familiarity with the principles of administrative review in other jurisdictions;
  6. further developed skills in statutory interpretation.


Memorandum of Advice requiring students to prepare detailed advice on appropriate administrative law remedies in a factual situation: 30%; Final Examination: 70%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week x 12 weeks


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