Legal Systems of the Pacific
21 March 2011
Applications are still open for this first semester intensive unit, which runs from 6-7 and 20-21 May 2011.
Legal Systems of the Pacific aims to expand the understanding generally of the legal systems of various countries of the Pacific region.
It highlights the impact of changes in international law on the region and provides an understanding of the 'regionalism' approach being adopted across the Pacific.
Countries examined include:
The unit is convened by Judge G D Woods QC of the District Court of New South Wales and John Ridgway, Managing Partner of PLN Lawyers.
Judge G D Woods is Judge of the District Court of New South Wales.
When at the Sydney bar, he practised from time to time in Fiji and Vanuatu.
He is also an Historian of Australian and Pacific criminal laws.
He is formerly a legal practitioner in Port Vila, Vanuatu and Chairman of the Vanuatu Financial Centre Association.
He is also founder of the Vanuatu Law Reports and President of the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council between 2004 and 2007.
He is an expert in commercial law across the Pacific.
The unit is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:
For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.
Contact: Greg Sherington
Phone: +61 2 9351 0202