Course Title: Administrative Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Administrative Law

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW1023

City Campus

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009

LAW1023

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Astrid DiCarlo

Course Coordinator Phone: 0438318603

Course Coordinator Email: astrid.dicarlo@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
040015 - Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods
 


Course Description

This course studies the origins, development and adoption of administrative law principles into the Australian legal system, the role of delegated legislation, merit and judicial review. Associated remedies and other areas of administrative law including the ombudsman and free of information legislation will be explored.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of Administrative Law in Australia;
  2. Critically evaluate the Administrative Law system in light of contemporary legal issues and developments;
  3. Critically analyse and research complex problems relating to Administrative Law;
  4. Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions and identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues using legislation, case law and secondary source materials.


Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the objectives this course requires you to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise of case studies, analysis of cases, legislation and academic writings, and written reports.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2
Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4
Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.