- Code LAWS8312
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law, Asia Pacific Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course considers the relationship between land, law and economic development in Asia, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia. It covers the following material:
- Law and economics propositions relating to property rights and their central role in market development;
- The role of law in regulating common property systems and community-based natural resource management;
- The development of open access, tenure insecurity and resource conflicts in Third World systems; and
- Selected case-studies from China and Southeast Asia.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements will be able to:
- Analyse and explain the theoretical relationship between land law, property rights and economic development, particularly in institutional and economic terms;
- Explain, distinguish and critically evaluate the diverse histories, objectives and structures of land law in Southeast Asia and China;
- Explain, analyse and assess the development of open access, tenure insecurity and resource conflicts in Southeast Asia and China; and
- Examine, investigate and critically evaluate the nature and challenges of land law in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, East Timor, Vietnam and China, particularly in terms of constitutional authority over land, systems of land administration and mechanisms for formalising and unifying diverse tenure systems.
Other InformationThis is an intensive course with a 4 day compulsory intensive (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment is likely to consist of:
- Participation 10%
- Research Paper 90%
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Workload26 hours of face to face teaching (4 day intensive). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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