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Native Title Law (LLB305)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Description This unit will include a comprehensive examination of native title law in Australia, including the precursors to the recognition of native title in Australia, the first formal recognition of native title in Mabo, the legislative response to native title, the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), and the continuing development of the Native Title Act and case law.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate your understanding of the development of native title law in Australia and its implications for the land tenure system in Australia;
2. Understand and apply the relevant legal principles set out in the key native title cases and to display a broad understanding of the Native Title Act;
3. Understand the consequences of European colonisation, the imposition of the common law and how native title is recognised as well as extinguished.
Timetabled Learning Activities Contact time: Lecture/seminar: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content. Seminars will provide students with an opportunity to discuss various aspects of Native Title law.
Assessment An essay and exam.
Prerequisites Successful completion of BJU200 Researching Legal Remedies or BJU200 Research Methods for Law
Exclusions Students who have completed LAW305 Native Title Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2014]
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus) [New in 2014]
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (BCommun)+(LLB)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (BCrim)+(LLB) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + International Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BIB)
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
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