6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
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Not offered in 2019
For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: LAW1000 or LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104;; ; LAW 2201; LAW2202; LAW3101; LAW3301.
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Indigenous peoples and the law
Current issues in Indigenous rights
The unit is a comparative law unit, analysing and discussing the rights of Indigenous peoples in four jurisdictions of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. The main topics to be covered are:
- Indigenous sovereignty,
- European acquisition of sovereignty,
- land and resource rights,
- self-government, and
- constitutional issues.
The course will be taught from a critical perspective, comparing and assessing the treatment of Indigenous rights in the four jurisdictions.
On completion of the subject students should:
- understand and appraise indigenous rights in four jurisdictions, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and United States;
- have knowledge of the significance of Indigenous sovereignty, European acquisition of sovereignty, land and resource rights and self-government;
- critique the relevant legal and constitutional issues;
- debate and critically analyse the treatment of indigenous rights in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and United States;
- research and apply the law studied to new and emerging contemporary problems in Indigenous rights.
Attendance requirement: Students who fail to attend at least 80% of the classes in this unit (ie who miss 3 or more classes) will receive a result of 0 N for the unit. Students who are unable to meet this requirement due to severe illness or other exceptional circumstances must make an application for in-semester special consideration with supporting documentation.
- Seminar presentation: 10%
- Report (750 words): 15%
- Take home examination (3750 words): 75%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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