This unit will provide students with an appreciation of issues facing Indigenous peoples in the struggle for social and legal justice, focusing on the idea of Indigenous justice in Australia in the context of other comparable nations, such as the United States, Canada and New Zealand. We will compare specific examples or models of law and policy recognising Indigenous social and legal justice in specific areas, such as child protection, criminal justice, and land rights, in Australia and overseas.
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
1000wd workbook (30%) and 500wd equivalent in-class presentation (10%) and 3000wd research essay (50%) and tutorial participation/attendance (10%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Socio-legal Studies