Many administrative law principles are abstract and difficult to apply. The readings in this collection are longer than extracts in a typical cases and material volume. This will help students develop legal reasoning skills and gain a better understanding of how the principles of administrative law are applied and elaborated in specific and factual contexts. To promote these objectives, most of the selected cases and materials are accompanied by reading questions designed to focus students on the essentials of each case and to stimulate further thought.
Peter Cane is Professor and Director, John Fleming Centre for Advancement of Legal Research, College of Law, Australian National University. Leighton McDonald is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Law at the Australian National University.