Rule of Law in Asia
Subject LAWS70434 (2016)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment:
The pre-teaching period commences four weeks before the subject commencement date. From this time, students are expected to access and review the Reading Guide that will be available from the LMS subject page and the subject materials provided by the subject coordinator, which will be available from Melbourne Law School. Refer to the Reading Guide for confirmation of which resources need to be read and what other preparation is required before the teaching period commences.
|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.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|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/
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The rule of law has been promoted by scholars, politicians and lawyers as necessary to underpin political reform in the countries of Asia, even though the concept remains contested. This subject explores debates about the meaning, value and implementation of the rule of law and its relevance to state order in Asian jurisdictions, including China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.
Academic experts in particular Asian legal systems will lead seminars analysing the ways in which the idea of the rule of law has been used rhetorically and how, if at all, it has been implemented. In seminars we will draw on specific topics to explore how the rule of law has been interpreted in Asian contexts, including constitutional doctrine and institutional arrangements, as well as the role of individuals, the legal profession and organisations agitating for legal reform. The significance of rule of law debate for legal reform will also be discussed.
This subject will involve both critical assessment of thinking about rule of law in Asia, as well as case studies drawn from each jurisdiction that demonstrate how these ideas are interpreted and applied in law and policy.
Principal topics will include:
For each jurisdiction canvassed in this subject, successfully completing students should have:
Take-home examination (100%)
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:||www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70434/2013|
This subject has a quota of 30 students. Please refer to the website www.law.unimelb.edu.au/masters/courses-and-subjects/subjects/subject-timing-and-format for further information about the management of subject quotas and waitlists.
Graduate Diploma in Asian Law |
Graduate Diploma in Government Law
Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies
Master of Commercial Law
Master of Laws
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
Master of Public and International Law
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