LAWS6068 - Judicial Review: Principles, Policy & Procedure


  • Experience a specialised and thematic account of judicial review as one means for making the executive branch of government accountable.
  • Develop an understanding of trends reflected in principles relating to justiciability, standing to seek review, excess of power and abuse of power, and procedural fairness.
  • Undertake a critical evaluation of the policy choices which account for development of common law principles.


Procedures and remedial powers available under statutes which reform the procedure for gaining judicial review; judicial and administrative procedure comparison; the development of a critical appreciation of the proper relationship between the judicial and executive branches of government.


Semester 2 Intensive
15, 16 August & 19, 20 September 2014

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 1 x 7,500 Word Essay (100%) or
  • 2 x 3,750 Word Essays (100%)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Administrative Law and Policy | Master of Environmental Law | Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law | Master of Environmental Science and Law