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- Describe sources of contemporary Australian law - common law
- Understand how statute law is made including the structure of Parliament, the legislative process and delegated legislation
- Explain the division of powers in the Australian Constitution
- Explain the separation of powers in Australia’s system of government
- Explain the difference between the division and separation of powers in Australia
- Describe the role of parliamentary committees in law reform
- Describe the role of Members of Parliament in resolving disputes with the state
Part 1: The legal system – The nature and functions of law through the examination of the law-making processes and institutions.
Part 11: The individual and the law –The way in which the law impacts on individuals by referring to legal and non-legal institutions.
About This Program
Please note: Due to critical maintenance works happening at the Parliament, only the ZOOM Legal Studies and the Legislature sessions will be offered until July 2023.
This immersive parliamentary experience focuses on Part I: The Legal System and Part II: The individual and the law. Students will have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the nature and function of law through the examination of the law-making process and legislative institutions. Participants will explore the role and structure of the Parliament and the legislative process as sources of contemporary Australian law.
They will visit the NSW Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council, and when available, their local member will address students, followed by a Q&A session. This bespoke program will be available on parliamentary sitting days on Wednesdays or Thursdays only.
Maximum group size: 30
ZOOM Legal Studies and the Legislature
In addition to our onsite program we have a 45 minute abridged Zoom Legal Studies and the Legislature workshop that is available at a time that suits your class schedule.
Maximum group size: 25
How Can I Book?
Bookings are essential.
- Please call us 02 9230 2047 or
- Email us [email protected]
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- Teaching Legal Studies Resources