2013 South East Asia Winter School

10 April 2013

Associate Professor Simon Butt guides the field trip to Wirogunan Prison, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Southeast Asia Winter School is an intensive two-week course, taught in English, during which students will spend one week in each of two Southeast Asian countries.

In 2013, the course will be held in Malaysia and Indonesia and will be jointly convened by Dr Salim Farrar(Malaysian and Islamic law specialist) and Associate Professor Simon Butt(Indonesian law specialist).

The aim of the course is to provide students with an introduction to the legal systems of both countries, with emphasis on features of those systems which differ from the Australian and other common-law legal systems.

1-6 July Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Malaysian component will be taught at the International Islamic University Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, which has one of the largest and most prestigious law faculties in Malaysia.

Students will learn the fundamentals of the Malaysian legal system in the contexts of Malaysia's competing ethnicities, political and economic reform and the harmonisation of laws.

A particular focus will be on the dual banking system and the role of Islamic law in the development of trade, banking and finance.

6-12 July Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Indonesian component of the course will be taught at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, which has one of Indonesia's finest law faculties.

Students will learn the fundamentals of the Indonesian legal system.

This component will be geared towards not only those who want to practice commercial law in Indonesia, but also those who are interested in other areas, including law reform, human rights, Islamic law, constitutional law, environmental law and criminal law.

For further information:

2013 South East Asia Winter School Application Form

2013 South East Asia Winter School Information Booklet


Contact: Greg Sherington

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