Legal Pluralism in Southeast Asia (LAWS6149)


This unit introduces students to the legal systems of Southeast Asia, focusing on Indonesia and Malaysia. The unit surveys a very wide range of topical legal issues from the region - from human rights and development, environmental law, to the practice of commercial law, including Islamic banking. The unit emphasises legal pluralism - that is, the operation of different bodies of law for particular groups in those countries, colonial, national, Islamic and customary law - and compares how countries in Southeast Asia have handled it.

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Intro Class: TBA (Sydney) then 7-11 Jul (Indon) & Jul 14-18 (Malay)


class participation (10%), take-home exam (40%), 8000wd essay (50%)

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field school in Indonesia/Malaysia

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