Foundations of Public and Criminal Law is an introductory compulsory subject in the Juris Doctor program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject introduces the aims, doctrines and institutions of public law and criminal law and procedure. It considers the separation of powers and constraints on the exercise of power, as well as accountability institutions. It introduces students to Public International Law and Rights and specifically considers rights in the criminal law context as well as general doctrines of criminal law. Emphasis is placed on the development of legal research and reasoning skills.
|Faculty||Faculty of Law|
1. Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of the following legal topics: nature of public law; government power and accountability; public international law and rights; aims of criminal law and punishment; and criminal law doctrines. 2. Demonstrate competency in exercising the following skill at an introductory level, with creativity, initiative and autonomy: legal research and reasoning. 3. Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, including a commitment to: learning and working autonomously, accountably and reflectively; behaving ethically and responsibly; and managing time effectively and meeting deadlines.
Only available where included in a student's admitted program study plan OR to approved Law Study Abroad OR Law Exchange Students.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
|Withdraw – Financial?||13/02/2021|
|Withdraw – Academic?||06/03/2021|
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