- Class Number 8611
- Term Code 2970
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Prof Andrew Harding
- Prof Andrew Harding
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 11/11/2019
- Class End Date 06/01/2020
- Census Date 22/11/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 11/11/2019
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse and explain the contemporary shape and historical evolution of the legal systems and constitutional structures of South East Asian states;
- Critically analyse South East Asian laws and explain the role of legal institutions in achieving justice and development in the region;
- Assess, distinguish and critically evaluate contemporary academic and policy debates about ‘legal pluralism’, ‘legal traditions’, ‘legal transplants’, ‘good governance’, ‘rule of law’, and ‘constitutionalism’; and
- Access South East Asian legal materials and employ a variety of tools and methodological approaches useful for legal research on the subject.
- Plan and execute complex legal research with independence in order to produce original scholarship on issues relating to law and society in South East Asia.
Additional Course Costs
This course is an intensive course taught at the ANU Acton Campus in Canberra. Students will need to cover costs associated with travel, accommodation, meals etc, if attending from out of State.
Will be made available on the course Wattle site.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
Task submission times refer to Canberra time (AEST/AEDT).
Extensions late submission and penalties: https://law.anu.edu.au/current-students/policies-procedures/extensions-late-submission-and-penalties
Penalties for excess word length: https://law.anu.edu.au/current-students/policies-procedures/word-length-and-excess-word-penalties
Further Information about the Course: is available from the course WATTLE page. Students are required to access the WATTLE site regularly throughout the course for any announcements relating to the course.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction to SE Asian laws and SE Asian societies|
|2||Approaches, epistemology, tools, and general issues in law and society in SE Asia|
|3||Pre-colonial and colonial legal systems in SE Asian legal histories|
|4||Nationalism, globalism, and post-colonial law in SE Asia|
|5||Constitutional development in post-cold-war SE Asia|
|6||Legal aspects of religion, ethnicity, and conflict in SE Asia|
|7||Rule of law and development in SE Asia|
|8||Legal change and democratisation in SE Asia now|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Class participation||10 %||15/11/2019||22/11/2019||1,2,3|
|Course essay||90 %||06/01/2020||27/01/2020||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
For all courses taught face-to-face in intensive mode, the ANU College of Law considers participation in the classes offered to be an important part of the educational experience of the graduate program and students are required to attend ALL classes (and all of each class).
In exceptional circumstances, a student may be granted permission by the Course Convenor, in consultation with the Stream Convenor or Director, LLM Program, to miss some classes, provided:
a. it does not exceed a maximum of 25% of the classes;
b. permission is requested in advance; and
c. the request is supported, where appropriate, by adequate documentation.
Failure to comply with this policy may result in a student receiving the grade of NCN (non-complete fail). The normal pressures of work or planned personal trips do not constitute exceptional circumstances to justify an exemption from full compliance of this policy.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Nature of Task: Classes in this course are structured very much as a conversation between the lecturer and students, and between the students themselves. This form of conversation is designed to encourage reflection and criticism, such that those skills might also be applied to the other assessment tasks and further the student’s knowledge of, and engagement with, the course materials. The Class Participation marks assess students’ in-class engagement with the material, with each other, and with the lecturer, over the 4-day course. The lecturer will take notes on students’ contributions to class and engagement with the course.
a) Preparation and understanding of the material
- Consulting and reading pre-assigned materials in advance of the lectures/seminars
- linking material between various aspects of the class and different lectures
b) Thinking critically about the material
- Looking at questions from different angles
- questioning assumptions
- use of language
c) Expressing ideas clearly
- So that other students and the instructor can understand them
- Use of relevant examples
d) Engaging with other students in the discussion
- Including encouraging others to speak
- responding to what other have said
- being respectful for a range of views and opinions
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Nature of Task: Compulsory. If a student does not submit this task they will receive a mark of 0 for the task. The course essay will be selected from a list of five questions which will be notified before the end of the course. Students will have an opportunity to request for inclusion of questions in which they have a particular interest, subject to the convenor’s approval by 15 November 2019.
Word limit: 6000 words
Release: Students will have an opportunity to request for inclusion of questions in which they have a particular interest, subject to the convenor’s approval by 15 November 2019.
Due date: 6 January 2020.
Understanding of the Issues
- addresses the question and covers all the important points
- evidence of close consideration of the question and the research materials drawn on
- issues raised by the topic are clearly and concisely identified
- material chosen relates clearly to the topic and is analysed not just summarised or quoted extensively
Communication and Development of Arguments
- clear theme or argument
- arguments logical and well-organised
- ideas/paragraphs linked coherently
- originality of ideas and critical analysis of the material
- complexity and insight in dealing with theory/ideas
- suggestions for change where appropriate
- interdisciplinary perspective where appropriate
- addressing opposing arguments
- well-reasoned conclusions
- research covering relevant materials
- good organisation of sources and ability to synthesise all the research materials used
- use of theoretical material where appropriate
- range of research sources
- integration of material from research resources into the essay
Presentation, style and referencing
- good use of structure, section headings and paragraphs
- clarity and conciseness of expression, interesting and engaging of reader
- use of appropriate terminology and correct grammar, syntax and spelling
- full and accurate footnotes together with a bibliography
- style according to Australian Guide to Legal Citation
- adherence to word limit
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You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policy
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Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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Comparative law, law and society, Asian law, constitutional law
Prof Andrew Harding