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Media Law: Comparative Perspectives - LAWS6341

Year - 2020

There are striking similarities and overlaps between Australian and English media law, reflecting their common origins, but there are also important differences and divergences. In relation to English media law, the impact of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union is a significant factor. This unit of study analyses a number of key issues in media law, ranging from defamation law, privacy and breach of confidence, contempt of court, open justice, suppression and non-publication orders and other restrictions on court reporting, as they arise in Australia, the United Kingdom and the European Union. In 2016, the unit taught in Cambridge will include guest lectures by leading media law academics, lawyers and commentators from the United Kingdom.

Jul 6-10 (9-5)

2000wd casenote (30%) and 7000wd essay (70%)

Rolph, Vitins, Bannister and Joyce, Media Law: Cases, Materials and Commentary, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 2015

Additional information
Students cannot enrol directly into this unit in Sydney Student. Enrolment instructions will be provided upon successful registration. See Academic Profile


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive July

22 Jun 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 10 Jul 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof David Rolph
HECS Band: 3
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