Media Law Exam Notes

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  • UniversityUniversity of Melbourne
  • AreaLaw
  • CourseMedia Law
  • Course CodeLAWS50096
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  • Authorexcensis
  • Created2016
  • Pages90
  • Approved27 September 2017

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About these notes

Detailed notes that cover the Melbourne University LAWS50096 course.


These LAWS50096 notes have been kept short intentionally. They are succinct and to the point.


Topics covered:
– Freedom of speech
– Open justice
– General contempt of court
– Sub judice contempt
– Liability of defamation
– Defamation defences
– Absolute and qualified privilege
– Defamation remedies

These notes also include an appendix on the Open Courts Act 2015 (Vic).


About the Author: This Author is a top Graduate from the University of Melbourne.  Before studying the Juris Doctor, they completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Media and Communications & Political Science at the University of Melbourne. Whilst completing the JD, this author completed multiple clerkships, scoring these internships at King & Wood Mallesons, Russel Kennedy Lawyers, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Herbert Smith Freehills. They were a careers officer for the Mebourne University Law Students Society and worked as a teachers assistant for the University.


This author has landed their graduate job at Herbert Smith Freehills and practices as a corporate lawyer within the firm’s Private Equity divison. This is a Nexus Notes recommended author.


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