Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorProf Cheryl Saunders
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The fields of human rights and development have both provided an important focus for the promotion of women‘s equality and empowerment in the United Nations (UN) era. Yet women‘s inequality has persisted. This subject will trace the history and examine the impact of the strategies adopted to promote women‘s equality in both fields and the links that have been forged between them, as well as the tensions between these developments and the consolidation of the market-led development model. The limitations as well as the potential of law in promoting equality and social justice for women will be evaluated. Students will be challenged to consider how impediments might be overcome, including conceptual inadequacies relating to ‘equality’ and ‘gender‘, gender bias in the law, fears of cultural imperialism and the failure to involve men in change strategies. The lecturer has an international reputation for combining a critical and practical engagement with issues of gender and the law.
This subject will trace the history and examine the impact of the strategies adopted by advocates for women‘s equality in the fields of international human rights and development law and policy.
A student who has successfully completed this subject should understand:
Take-home examination (100%) (12 pm 21 September to 5 pm 24 September)
10,000 word research paper (100%) (22 October) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Visit the Melbourne Law Masters website for more information about this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/masters/courses-and-subjects/subject-details/sid/5197|
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