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Comparative study of the constitutional dimensions of federalism in Australia, Canada and the USA. Judicial interpretation of the legislative powers of the federal and state levels of government.
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|Paper title||Special Topic 10|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$679.70|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,212.40|
- LAWS 204 and 96 further LAWS points
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- More information link
- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
- Professor John Dawson
- Course materials are provided.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will have
- An understanding of the general features of the federal systems of Australia, Canada and the United States
- An understanding of how, over the course of those countries' histories, the division of legislative powers between the federal and state levels of government has been interpreted by their Supreme Courts