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LAWS6149 - Legal Pluralism in Southeast Asia
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 12 credit points
HECS Band three
EFTSL: 0.250000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 107
Department permission required for enrolment in the following session(s): 107
Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Simon Butt, Dr Salim Farrar

Classes: Intro Class: TBA (Sydney) then Jul 1-5 (Malaysia) & Jul 8-12 (Indonesia)

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

Practical work: field school in Indonesia/Malaysia

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.This unit will be taught offshore with the cooperation of Gadjah Mada University (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) and International Islamic University (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). These institutions will provide guest lecturers. These institutions can be contacted through Assoc Prof Simon Butt and Dr Salim Farrar. Students must register their attendance before enrolling. For further information, please visit http://sydney.edu.au/law/caplus Registration enquiries law.offshore@sydney.edu.au Enrolment enquiries law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au
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