LAWS6963 - Regulation and Regulators
- Examine regulatory theory and practice.
- Explore a number of current key regulatory debates such as current debates about over-regulation, principles-based regulation, enforcement policy and the role of international regulation after the Global Financial Crisis.
- Acquire an understanding of: regulatory theories; different regulatory instruments and techniques, such as disclosure regulation and licensing, and their merits; complexities of regulatory practice, and the challenges of ensuring regulatory accountability; the challenges of regulation in an increasingly global world.
The unit is divided into four sections:
- Introduction - what regulation is and why it is created;
- Regulation - how we regulate, that is, what instruments and techniques are used to regulate economic and social activity in Australia;
- Regulators - what they should do, what they actually do and how they are held accountable;
- International Dimension - how global activity is regulated.
Semester 1 Intensive
17, 18 & 24, 25 May 2013
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- 1 x Class Participation or Presentation (20%)
- 1 x 7,000 Word Essay (80%)
Please note: this unit replaced LAWS6963 Regulation: Theory and Practice
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.
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