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This subject is not offered in 2009.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture/seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Legal Theory; Constitutional Law or in each case their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
This subject gives students the opportunity to develop an appreciation of the historical, political, economic, religious and social context of, and influences upon, the legal system of Malaysia and to reflect upon the commonalities with, and differences from, Australian legal institutions and practices. Topics will include: the colonial sources of Malaysian law; the administration of justice and the independence of the judiciary; the survival of customary law (adat) and the recognition of indigenous native title to land; the constitutional rights and preventive detention as a response to terrorism; relations between ethnic politics and the law; the administration of Islamic laws in a multi-cultural society; the Anwar Ibrahim trial and its consequences; non government organisations and agitation for law reform; and women's rights claims under a plural legal system.
Note: The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing.
Students who successfully complete this subject should be able to:
Research Essay 5000 words (due first day of the examination period).
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Printed materials will be issued by Melbourne Law School.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
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