Legal Studies and the Legislature

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

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About This Program

This 90 – 120 minute 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 – 60 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.

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