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Legal Pluralism in Southeast Asia - LAWS6149

Year - 2018

This unit introduces students to the legal systems of Southeast Asia, focusing on Indonesia and Malaysia. The unit surveys a very wide range of topical legal issues from the region - from human rights and development, environmental law, to the practice of commercial law, including Islamic banking. The unit emphasises legal pluralism - that is, the operation of different bodies of law for particular groups in those countries, colonial, national, Islamic and customary law - and compares how countries in Southeast Asia have handled it.

Jul 9-13 (Indon) and 16-19 (Malay)

class participation (10%), take-home exam (40%), 8000wd essay (50%)

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Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive July

25 Jun 2018

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 27 Jul 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Simon Butt, Assoc Prof Salim Farrar
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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