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    Advanced study of controls on the exercise of public power, with particular focus on judicial review.

    The emphasis of this paper, formerly known as Advanced Public Law, is on judicial review, building on the introduction you had in LAWS 204 Public Law. Almost any area of public life is potentially subject to judicial review, and contexts vary widely: from applications against Ministers to contractors for health services, schools, parole boards, welfare agencies, city councils and lower courts (especially in the area of criminal procedure). This paper will involve an intense study on which bodies are amenable to judicial review and why, as well as engaging in critical analysis of the development of administrative law both here and abroad.

    About this paper

    Paper title Administrative Law
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    96 LAWS points
    Pre or Corequisite
    Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
    Limited to
    LLB, LLB(Hons)
    Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
    Teaching staff

    Associate Professor Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere


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    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
    You will come to understand how judicial review operates today and become familiar with the interplay between legal principle, statutory setting and the wider political and policy contexts within which value choices have to be made.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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