Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
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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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This subject focuses on Indigenous peoples’ land and resource rights both in and beyond Australia. Current issues in this dynamic area of law will form the basis of the subject but will include comparative material, particularly but not limited to other common law jurisdictions, consideration of international instruments such as the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, conceptual material on property rights and reforms to indigenous land title in Australia and Canada. Native title law and practice will provide the context of much of the Australian material and will occupy a significant part of the subject. Particular attention will be given to three aspects of the native title process: the operation of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), the effect of recent jurisprudence on the enjoyment of native title rights and recent developments in the negotiation and implementation of agreements, whether as native title or non-native title outcomes.
This subject has a strong emphasis on comparative legal regimes for granting and managing indigenous land title and resources. Topics and case studies will be chosen from various jurisdictions.
A student who has successfully completed this subject should understand:
10,000 word research paper (100%) (14 January 2013) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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