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LexisNexis Questions and Answers - Administrative Law, 3rd edition

LexisNexis Questions and Answers - Administrative Law, 3rd edition

Barnes, J; Douglas, R, 2015

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Book 9780409339734 $65.00
eBook 9780409339741 $65.00

Administrative law can be a daunting subject – this book helps students by presenting each topic in terms the student can easily understand.


Format: Paperback

This title will also be available in eBook format.
eISBN: 9780409339741


This book provides an understanding of administrative law and gives a clear and systematic approach to analysing and answering problem and exam questions. Each chapter introduces the topic by commencing with a clear and concise summary of the relevant law and key issues. For each topic there are sample essay questions as well as legal problems to answer. Each question is followed by a suggested answer plan, a sample answer and comments on how the answer might be assessed by an examiner. The authors also offer an insight into the common errors to avoid when answering each question.

The book highlights many of the skills commonly employed in administrative law — skills used in essay writing, case analysis, interpreting and analysing legislation, and problem-solving.

LexisNexis Questions and Answers — Administrative Law covers the following topics: administrative rule-making, limitations on government action and judicial review, other avenues of accountability, access to information and evaluating review mechanisms.



     •     Summary of key issues in each chapter
     •     Questions with answer guide, suggested answer, examiners comments and common errors to avoid
     •     Chapter of hypothetical fact situations incorporating multiple administrative issues
     •     Helps students revise key areas before attempting problem questions
     •     Assists students with effective exam study preparation
     •     Enables students to practice applying their knowledge to hypothetical problems


Related Titles

Creyke, McMillan & Smyth, Control of Government Action — Text, Cases & Commentary, 4th ed, 2016
Douglas & Hyland, Focus — Administrative Law, 3rd ed, 2014
Howe & Evans, LexisNexis Study Guide — Administrative Law, 2nd ed, 2015


Dr Jeffrey Barnes is a Senior Lecturer, School of Law, La Trobe University.

Roger Douglas is a Professor in the School of Law at La Trobe University.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

     1.     Concepts, Context and Critical Appraisal

Part 2: Administrative Rule Making

     2.     Administrative Rule-Making

Part 3: Limitations on Government Action and Judicial Review

     3.     Powers to Act: Threshold Requirements
     4.     Improper Exercise of Power
     5.     The Right to Procedural Fairness
     6.     The Right to be Heard
     7.     The Right to an Unbiased Decision-Maker
     8.     The Availability of Judicial Review
     9.     Judicial Review Remedies
   10.     The Discretionary Nature of Judicial Remedies
   11.     Standing to Seek Judicial Review

Part 4: Other Avenues of Accountability

   12.     Merits Review
   13.     The Ombudsman

Pat 5: Access to Information

   14.     The Right to Reasons
   15.     Freedom of Information

Part 6 Evaluation Review Mechanisms

   16.     Choice of Avenue of Redress

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