• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Vivien Holmes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
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The course will be taught jointly by a visiting ANU academic and an academic from the University of Alabama Law School. (While the specific subject area of the course will varies from year to year, depending on the particular field of interest of the ANU/UA visitors, it will involve a comparative study of Australian and US approaches to the particular subject matter. Assessment details, teaching methods and type of course materials will vary from year to year depending on the subject matter and personnel involved in each offering of the course, but will be specified prior to student enrolment in the course.)

In 2013, the course will involve a comparative study of Australian and US approaches to Regulation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:

  • identify similarities and differences between approaches to regulation in Australia and the US;
  • show familiarity with fundamental terminology, rationale, theories and approaches of Australian and United States regulation;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the core components of regulation and the various legal approaches used in regulation across a range of different regulatory contexts;
  • explain the interaction between different policy and legal instruments and between various jurisdictions within Australian and United States; and
  • demonstrate an ability to apply the principles of regulatory theory from relevant cases and statutes in Australia and the US to a given set of hypothetical facts, and to present an argument.

Other Information

To derive maximum benefit from the course, it is suggested that students undertake it in the latter part of their studies, when they have achieved a reasonable degree of familiarity with law in general and with the particular subject area of the course in any given year.

Indicative Assessment

This course will require participation in seminar activities at the University of Alabama throughout the intensive teaching period. The course will be primarily assessed by a 4,000-5,000 word comparative research essay due after the end of the course. Further details of the final assessment will be provided on the course home page by the first week of the course.

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Taught at the University of Alabama Law School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in January-February. This course is run in an intensive format with approximately 9 hours of lectures/seminars per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a program which includes a Bachelor of Laws or the Juris Doctor program (7330). Students must have completed or be completing five LAWS courses at 1000 level. Enrolment in the summer course is restricted to the students who have been accepted in the 5-week intensive ANU/UA Joint Teaching Program. Priority will be given to later year students (12 or less semester courses left to complete). Subject to this priority, students will generally be selected on a first-come first served basis, as enrolment will be strictly limited. Where appropriate, academic merit may be taken into account.

You will need to contact the Law School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

To be advised. It is likely that extensive materials will be available on the course web page.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1626
2014 $2808
2013 $2808
2012 $2808
2011 $2778
2010 $2718
2009 $2670
2008 $2670
2007 $2670
2006 $2646
2005 $2298
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2916
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3426
2008 $3426
2007 $3426
2006 $3426
2005 $3234
2004 $2916
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Comparative Approaches to Law and Regulation
1122 01 Jan 2014 10 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 07 Feb 2014 In Person N/A

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