LAWS6929 - Legal Systems of the Pacific
This unit is a conspectus of contemporary law and legal problems in selected countries of the Pacific, including Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu. These legal systems will be dealt with in the light of the history, demography, economy, political structures and cultures of the various jurisdictions.
The unit will include some input from a number of Australian lawyers who have practised in these countries and who can illuminate written descriptions of the law by insights gained from their own direct experiences.
Semester 2 Intensive
27, 28 September & 4, 5 October 2013
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- Class Presentation (20%)
- Take-Home Exam (80%)
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.