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This subject is not offered in 2009.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 +/- 24 hours
Principles of Public Law; Legal Method and Reasoning or in each case their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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.
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This subject examines very different Southeast Asian legal systems selected from Indonesia, Malaysia, East Timor, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. It aims to provide students with practical insights into the operation of law in Southeast Asia in diverse social and political settings. In each case, examination of political, social and historical background leads to study of the legal system and the role of the courts and lawyers and then focuses on specific case studies including a selection from human rights, the constitution and the role of the state, ethnicity, gender issues, land rights, religion and religious laws, the role of ideology in law and judicial and extra-judicial approaches to dispute resolution.
Note: The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing.
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject, students should: |
• have developed understandings of
- the structure and operation of selected governments within Southeast Asia
- some theoretical perspectives on rule of law, its critiques and its form comparatively within Southeast Asia
- some theoretical approaches to legal borrowing and legal reform within selected states in Southeast Asia
• be able to draw on these understandings to
• find, state and apply the rules and principles of ‘public law’ in Southeast Asia
- critique the assumptions infusing and operation of the principles of ‘public law’ in Southeast Asia.
Either a research assignment of 5000-6000 words, 100% (due during the examination period) or a final examination of three hours, 100%.
Printed materials will be issued by Melbourne Law School. The following may be useful:
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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:
• legal analysis and problem-solving, including an ability to:
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