This unit provides students with an in-country introduction to legal systems of Southeast Asia, with a particular emphasis on Indonesia and Malaysia. Students travel to Yogyakarta (Indonesia) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) for lectures from local academics, practitioners and NGOs about a wide variety of areas of law, including human rights, criminal law, Islamic law, constitutional law, environmental law and commercial law. A key theme is the protection of the rights of minorities. University of Sydney Law school academics accompany students, providing additional perspectives. Field visits include courts, jails, parliaments and cultural sites.
Intensive mode. Teaching takes place in January in Indonesia and Malaysia as part of the Southeast Asian Winter School.
Compulsory reflective blog (25%) and final take-home exam (75%)
Enrolment in the winter school is by application to the Law School.