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This subject is not offered in 2009.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Includes one 2-hour lecture per week |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 +/- 24 hours.
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory or in each case their equivalents.
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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
Indigenous and traditional communities in Southeast Asia face constant challenges in dealing with the western-derived common and civil law legal system inherited from colonialism. The subject looks at how modern plural systems deal with indigenous land rights, ethnic conflict and syariak (Islamic law) in our region.
The first half of the subject introduces students to the basic structure and operation of the Indonesian, East Timor and Malaysian legal systems and their legal inheritances from traditional customary law (or adat), Islamic traditions and from the West. It also introduces students to Islamic jurisprudence and basic concepts of traditional customary law. The second part of the subject examines the practical operation and interaction of Islamic law, traditional customary law and western-derived systems by focusing on specific areas of law and current problems, including religious violence, racial discrimination and terrorism and Asian history.
Note: The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing.
On completion of this subject, students should:
Either a research assignment of 5000 words, 100% or a final examination of three hours, 100%.
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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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