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  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma in Asian Law
  • Course description
    The graduate program in Asian law is ideal for lawyers and other professionals dealing with Asian legal systems in a commercial, legal, development assistance, security or policy capacity, or for researchers and scholars interested in Asia. International students will also benefit from the program's unique perspective and diverse choice of subjects. As the world enters the 'Asian Century', students can hone their expertise and knowledge in this area by choosing from a range of subjects focusing on Asian legal systems and societies.
    Objectives:    

    The Graduate Diploma in Asian Law focuses on:

        * The legal systems of East and South East Asia in their social, political and economic context
        * How Asian lawyers, business people and legislators may respond to particular legal issues
        * The relevance of different Asian legal experiences in Australia
        * The articulation of knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations
        * The design, conduct and reporting of original research.

    Course Structure & Available Subjects:  
      

    Students must complete four subjects from the prescribed list. Students who do not have a law degree from a common law jurisdiction or any prior legal studies or experience are also expected to complete the two-day preliminary subject Australian Legal Process and Legal Institutions.

    Students may discuss other subject options with the Director of Studies.

    Students who select the following subjects must write a research paper on a topic related to Asian law, jointly approved by the subject coordinator and the Director of Studies.

        * Civil Society and the Law
        * International Employment Law
        * Law and Development

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