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HIS5115 Advanced Legal History

Short Description: Advanced Legal History
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090305 - History
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 April 2019

Requisites

Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: (LAW5111 and LAW5112) or LAW5501
Enrolment is not permitted in HIS5115 if LAW5114 or LAW5502 has been previously completed.

Synopsis

Law is shaped by its surrounding society. The study of history requires an appreciation of the effect changing social habits and attitudes have on law, and the study of law requires an understanding of social and historical setting in which political institutions and law developed. Students will address concepts that have affected the development of Australian institutions and law, and the historical circumstances that gave rise to constitutional principles such as the rule of law, sovereignty, the role of Parliament, the electoral franchise and the separation of powers. The impact of law on Indigenous Australians will also be included.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 Online