Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours. |
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Not offered in 2012
November, Semester 2
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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If students have previously enrolled in the Melbourne Law Master’s subject Indigenous Peoples, Land Resources Law 780-876 they will need the approval of the coordinator before enrolling in this subject.
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The Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the School’s programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study in the Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
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Encounter scholarship - the study of contact and contest between indigenous people and settler colonisers - is an important method and practice in historical, linguistic, and anthropological studies, used to interrogate the limits and possibilities of cross cultural engagements. This subject undertakes this task within the boundaries of law. Using a case study method to frame different encounters, it will critically examine how settler colonial legal systems have dispossessed Indigenous peoples from their land and cultural belonging, in the process constructing for them raced identities, with ongoing, lived consequences. It will also consider how indigenous peoples have interpreted and mobilised law to contest those consequences and impacts. Although the focus in this subject will be predominantly on the encounter between Indigenous Australians and the Australian legal system and nation state the questions raised about contact, contest and processes of colonisation and resistance will be positioned as transnational phenomena, with comparative analysis where appropriate. The case studies will be linked by their consideration of the subject’s overriding themes of Knowledge, Governance, Interests and Recognition. We will study up to three Encounters, which may include: Land Relationships and Title; The Northern Territory Emergency Intervention; Assimilation Policies, Genocide and Law; Citizenship: Economic and Social Rights; and The Protection and Prosecution of Knowledges.
This subject will build upon the research skills already developed within the JD program. In addition, and specifically, on completion of this subject, students should:
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Specialist printed materials will be made available from 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:
Be able to draw on this understanding to:
Additionally, you should aim to develop:
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