LAWS6988 - Clash of Systems: Indigenous People & Law
- Explore complexities in accommodating the coexistence of Indigenous and non-indigenous legal and social systems.
An overview of Indigenous customary law and social systems; the impact of differing interpretations of history; constructions of Aboriginal identity; Indigenous people and the criminal justice system; differing concepts of land and property rights including an examination of the construction of Native Title; examination of imposed systems of governance such as the Intervention; the utility and impact of International Law, globalization and human rights law; comparative perspectives on self-determination; and Aboriginal people and the Australian Constitution.
LAWS5135, LAWS3435, LAWS3005 - Indigenous People and the Law or equivalent unit
Semester 1 Intensive
22-23 March & 12-13 April 2013
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- 1 x 1,000 word critical review essay (20%)
- 1 x 7,000 word essay (70%)
- Class presentation (10%)
Heather McRae, Garth Nettheim, Thalia Anthony, Laura Beacroft, Megan Davis & Sean Brennan Indigenous Legal Issues: Cases and Commentary, (4th ed, Thomson 2009)
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.