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LAWS17-569: School Governance Law 1


School Governance Law 1 is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law in which undergraduate students may be permitted to enrol. This subject examines the concept of governance within a schooling context. Topics covered include legal obligations and regulation compliance for school boards; governance and management practices; ethical issues for school boards; and comparison of governance models of schools in other jurisdictions. The focus of this subject is on governance concepts, so that students can readily use the information and skills learned in the management of school boards.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Study areas
  • Law

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of (a) recent legal developments relevant to the management of school boards; and (b) the political, financial, economic and practical contexts in which good governance models/structures are designed, developed and delivered. 2. Demonstrate the reasoning, research and communication skills to (a) reflect critically on legal theory and professional practice; (b) investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and apply established theories to practice; (c) generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level; (d) justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and (e) design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to legal scholarship and professional practice. 3. Demonstrate the ability to apply the above knowledge and skills (a) with creativity and initiative to new situations; (b) with high level personal autonomy and accountability; and (c) to plan and execute substantial research based projects.

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Must have completed a minimum 120 Credit Points of LAWS subjects AND have a minimum average of 65% in LAWS subjects. Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Study Abroad OR Exchange Law Student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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