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Privacy and the Media - LAWS8033
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Faculty: Faculty of Law
School:  Faculty of Law
Course Outline: See below
Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Postgraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2
Enrolment Requirements:
Academic Program must be 9220 or 5750 or 9200 or 5740 or 9210 or 9230 or 9214 or 5214.
Excluded: JURD7433
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 3 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course is concerned with the emerging law of privacy as it relates to the media (traditional mass media and newer electronic technologies of communication), and the intersection between privacy and freedom of speech. The course begins with a consideration of European and UK jurisprudence (shaped by the European Convention on Human Rights) and US jurisprudence (shaped by the First Amendment to the US Constitution). It then focuses on the extent to which this overseas jurisprudence has impacted on the law, and law reform options, in Australia.

LLM Specialisation

Recommended Prior Knowledge


Course Objectives

Overall, the aim of the course is to acquaint you with:
  • The general principles and some of the legal intricacies in each of the topics
  • The thematic links between them
  • Some aspects of their operation in practice
  • Some historical, comparative and policy aspects

Main Topics

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Research essay 5,000 - 7,500 words 60%
Take-home assignment 1,500 - 2,500 words 30%
Class participation  Preparation and engagement in class 10%

Course Texts


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Please refer to course outline provided by lecturer.

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