The South East Asia Winter School

7 May 2012




Applications for this new offshore unit in Indonesia and Malaysia close 16 May 2012.

The South East Asia Winter School aims to equip students with the knowledge about legal systems, political environments and cultural practices they need to 'operate' in the region.

"We often hear that Australia's future prosperity is tied to its economic, social and political engagement with Asia," said Convenor, Dr Simon Butt.

"However, interest in Southeast Asia, located directly to the north of Australia, is often overwhelmed by interest in other Asian countries such as China and India.

"Yet Southeast Asia is home to almost 600 million people and offers significant economic and other opportunities, many of which are untapped, for those willing to engage with the region."

In 2012-2014, the course will be held in Indonesia and Malaysia and will focus on the plural legal systems of both countries.

Indonesia alone is the world's fourth most populous nation (with almost 250 million people) and has a stable and consistently-growing economy that has largely withstood the Global Economic Crisis.

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

Students will learn the fundamentals of the Indonesian legal system. The 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.
The Malaysian component will be taught at the International Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur, which has one of the largest and most prestigious law faculties in Malaysia. Established in 1983, the faculty has sought to teach and provide expertise on harmonizing Sharia with Civil and Common Law.

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.
In 2012, the course will be held from 9-15 July (in Indonesia) and 16-21 July (in Malaysia).

A one-day pre-departure briefing will be held on 28 June.

In-country tuition will include morning lectures and afternoonfield trips to legal and governmental institutions as well as NGOs.

Enrolment is available to undergraduate and postgraduate law students, and Juris Doctor students seeking to obtain credit for a tertiary award, and to students with appropriate tertiary education qualifications seeking to enrol for non-degree purposes.

Preference is given to University of Sydney law students and then to cross-institutional law students.

Non-degree and non-law applications are considered only if space permits.
You must organise your own travel, insurance and accommodation.

Accommodation suggestions will be provided and an introductory session will be held in Sydney prior to departure.

For University of Sydney enrolled students, the unit can count towards the following degrees and diplomas:

You can enrol in this unit on a or non-award basis if you do not wish to commit to a degree or diploma.

The unit may be credited towards an award course providing you complete the relevant assessment.

Subject to approval from the Associate Dean, candidates in other Faculties at the University of Sydney or from other universities may be able to enrol in this unit.

You can also enrol in this unit on an Legal Professional Development (LPD) basis.

Seminars, courses and units of study offered under Sydney Law School's LPD Program meet the necessary requirements of both the Law Society of New South Wales and the New South Wales Bar Association in relation to their individual members.

You will pay the relevant tuition fee for your course, but please note that if you are an LLB or JD student, the tuition fee is not available on a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) basis.

To register your interest and request more information - South East Asia Winter School

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

Email: 2916513e4725295638081e2a1f01282c3020084534107b530b2d405819