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78040 The Law and Education

Requisite(s): 70102 Foundations of Law
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


This subject examines the law as it applies to compulsory and higher education today. It is designed to encourage thought and excite debate in the many areas where the law currently impacts upon both education sectors. The subject begins by outlining the legal framework for the provision of education and the governance and management of schools and universities. Students gain an understanding of the legal issues which arise in education today in a wide range of areas such as tort, contract and consumer law, administrative law and human rights law. Current issues are examined comparatively with jurisdictions such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. Students are encouraged to engage with current issues in education and to develop a deep understanding of the rights and responsibilities relevant to tertiary and higher education.

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