Semester 1, 2017

LAWS5101: Constitutional Law Comprehensive Exam notes

32 pages

16,643 words



These notes summarises all examinable lectures slides and relevant textbook chapters. The notes are set out logically such that you are able to tackle a problem question with ease, clearly outlining the steps required and the case authorities for the propositions (all colour coded!)

They are designed so that it is easy to follow under time pressure in an exam setting.

Topics include:
- Constitution interpretation and characterisation
- Trade and commerce power
- Corporations power
- External affairs power
- Defence power
- Taxation power
- Appropriation and spending power
- Financial assistance to states
- Judicial power
- Implied freedom of political communications
- Intergovernmental immunities
- Inconsistency
- Federal jurisdiction