Public Law - Final Exam Scaffolds - 82D (LAWS1021; LAWS5007)
Subject notes for USYD LAWS5007
Detailed problem question scaffolds for Public Law (LAWS1021; LAWS5007) - suitable for the mid-semester exam and the final exam. Notes cover all relevant problem questions from each topic across the entire course. Case notes may be used to supplement these scaffolds.
Week 1 (class 1 & 2): The Constitution, its structure and principles; Australian governmental powers - from colonial origins to independence.
Week 2 (class 3 & 4): Amending the Constitution and sources of power and legitimacy; Amendments of State Constitutions - 'Manner and Form'.
Week 3 (class 5 & 6): The Constitution and federal elections; The Constitution and the Commonwealth franchise.
Week 4 (class 7 & 8): The Constitution and eligibility of federal parliamentarians; Class 8 [revision class - no topics covered].
Week 5 and 6: Reading weeks [no topics covered].
Week 7 (class 9 & 10): The Executive; Executive powers - introduction and prerogative powers.
Week 8 (class 11 & 12): Executive powers continued (nationhood power and the Commonwealth Executive's capacities to contract and spend); Access to government information.
Week 9: Reading week [no topics covered].
Week 10 (class 13 & 14): Delegated legislation and rule-making by the Executive; Integrity agencies - Ombudsman and Anti-Corruption bodies.
Week 11 (class 15 & 16): Introduction to Ch III jurisprudence, and the separation of Commonwealth judicial power; Applying the separation rules for Commonwealth judicial power.
Week 12 (class 17 & 18): Applying the separation rules for Commonwealth judicial power continued; Chapter III implications protecting the institutional integrity of courts.
Week 13 (class 19 & 20): 'Advisory opinions' on the validity of legislation; Class 20 - revision and exam preparation [no topics covered].
Semester 2, 2019