|Short Description:||Legal History|
|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|
Enrolment is not permitted in HIS1115 if LAW1114 or LAW1202 has been previously completed.
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.