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LAWS6928: Courts, Justice and Development

This unit provides a critical overview to law and justice reform in international development. It analyses the global reform experience over the past half-century. It interrogates the nature and justification(s) of reform theory, studies the empirical evidence of various approaches, and examines the conceptual/practical challenges of evaluating development endeavour, using case studies from the Asia/Pacific region. Students enrolling in this unit will develop an evidence-based understanding of the use of law and justice reform in broader development strategies.

Code LAWS6928
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
LAWS3478 or LAWS5178

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate your ability to analyse the history and global performance of law justice and development including recent initiatives
  • LO2. demonstrate a detailed understanding of theoretical justifications for law justice and development
  • LO3. critically consider the empirical evidence of global practice
  • LO4. evaluate the effectiveness of law justice and development with a view to exploring alternative theoretical and practical approaches.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.