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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW FIELD 0909 LAW

LAW is the study of the principles and regulations which are recognised in the form of legislation or customs and policies recognised by judicial decision.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the principles and practice of laws which govern countries, governments, businesses and individuals.

Courses in Narrow Field 0909 Law develop skills in:
. analysing the role of the law in social, economic and political areas
. applying the knowledge and skills gained in order to practice law
. interpreting and analysing the differences between laws of Australia and other countries

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

090901  Business and Commercial Law
090903  Constitutional Law
090905  Criminal Law
090907  Family Law
090909  International Law
090911  Taxation Law
090913  Legal Practice
090999  Law, n.e.c.



090901 Business and Commercial Law

Business and Commercial Law is the study of the principles and regulations governing business and commercial practices.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. company law
. consumer legislation
. corporate solvency
. conveyancing
. regulation of securities


090903 Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law is the study of the principles and regulations in relation to the constitution and the respective powers of the federal and state governments.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. constitutional interpretation
. constitutional development, amendments and reform
. legislative powers
. federalism


090905 Criminal Law

Criminal Law is the study of the principles and practices associated with the body of law which deals with criminal offences.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. criminal defences
. standards of proof
. criminal liability
. mens rea and actus reus


090907 Family Law

Family Law is the study of the principles and regulations in relation to the family.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. legal regulation of family formation and breakdown
. legal regulation of de facto relationships
. rights of children
. adoption


090909 International Law

International Law is the study of the system of rules governing the conduct of international relations, and the relationship between Australian laws and the laws of other countries.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. domestic and international law
. international trade law
. public and private international law
. international dispute resolution
. treaties


090911 Taxation Law

Taxation Law is the study of principles and regulations related to government collection of revenues from corporate and individual tax payers.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. Australian taxation system
. revenue collection mechanisms
. income taxation regulations


090913 Legal Practice

Legal Practice is the study of the issues associated with practising law. It includes the methods and principles involved in advising and representing clients on matters relating to law.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. professional code of practice
. rules and etiquette of professional practice


090999 Law, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Law not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. administrative law

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