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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.

    Special topics are used to introduce new Law papers to the curriculum.

    About this paper

    Paper title Special Topic 10
    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.
    LAWS 204 and 96 further LAWS points
    Pre or Corequisite
    Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
    Limited to
    LLB, LLB(Hons)
    Teaching staff

    To be confirmed the next time the paper is offered.

    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


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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