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LAWS12061 Administrative Law
Administrative Law
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General Information


LAWS12061 Administrative Law examines the legal rules, principles and procedures applied by the courts and administrative tribunals to review and check the exercise of executive power and the legality of administrative (executive) action and decision-making, especially insofar as they affect the rights, interests and legitimate expectations of individuals and the public. It also looks at the constitutional, statutory, common law and equitable remedies available against invalid executive action and decision-making. Topics you will study in this unit include: the organisation and structure of the administration; administrative law theory; common law and statutory avenues of judicial review at Commonwealth and State level; grounds of judicial review; remedies; crown immunity; the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; statutory review; and Freedom of Information. This unit meets the LPAB requirements for administrative law.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: 24 credit points of law

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2023


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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This information will be available on Monday 15 May 2023
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student evaluations


Unit material presented in an engaging and passionate manner: "The lecturer explained the topic very well and the tone/voice used made it comfortable for you to listen to the whole session." "Overall Dr Deem is a knowledgeable lecturer, the subject matter is presented in a way that is readily absorbed." "Jacob is a fantastic lecturer. His passion for the subject and genuine care for students doing well really came out in his teaching."


Maintain and extend engagement with students in a manner that allows UC's passion for the subject matter to shine through. Additional avenues for further improving lecture video production quality are being explored as a means of extending student engagement.

Feedback from Student evaluations


Textbook was dense and/or difficult to read "I struggled with the textbook. I found that I couldn't engage with it properly and found it hard to take it all in." "Textbook is hard to follow and very dense." "Something that could be improved on is the textbook. It is overly complex at times."


Students are advised at the start of Term that different, simpler textbooks are available. Greater effort can be made to communicate this information to students early. Option to set multiple alternate textbooks via the bookshop are also being explored. External benchmarking of the unit identified the textbook as "excellent", and complete replacement of the textbook is undesirable. However, giving students greater choice in textbook is an important step to take.

Feedback from Student evaluations


"Cooperation between students. I’m not sure what you can do to improve the course. It has to do with the delivery format - online."


From T3 2021, some assessment tasks are transitioning to have a group work component. This is expected to enhance cooperation between students and promote engagement between peers despite geographic separation.

Feedback from Student evaluations; external review


Detail and realism of assessment tasks "I would also like to add that the written assignment in this unit has been my most favourite assignment to complete…& shock horror…I actually enjoyed completing it!!"


Effort and attention to detail in creation of assessment tasks should continue, as this assists student engagement with the assessment.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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