LAWS6928 - Law, Justice and Development


  • Acquire a critical overview to law and justice reform in international development.
  • Analyse the global reform experience over the past half-century.


The nature and justification(s) of reform `theory'; the empirical evidence of various approaches; the conceptual/practical challenges of evaluating development endeavour, using case studies from the Asia/Pacific region; an evidence-based understanding of the use of law and justice reform in broader development strategies.


Semester 1 Intensive
4, 5 & 11, 12 April 2014

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • Class Participation (10%)
  • Class Presentation (10%)
  • 2 x 4,000 Word Essays (2 x 40%)

This unit is compulsory for Master of Law and International Development (MLawIntDev) students.

Please note: this unit replaced LAWS 6928 Law & Economic Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 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 Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Law and International Development | Master of International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Business Law | Master of International Business and Law | Master of Business Law | Master of Environmental Law | Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law | Master of Environmental Science and Law