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LAWS6931: Dispute Resolution in Asia

2024 unit information

This unit introduces the law and practice of dispute resolution in Asia, focusing on both major economies and legal systems (such as China, Japan, Korea and India) and smaller ones (especially within ASEAN). It examines the extent and mechanisms of harmonisation within Asia, particularly by examining in each of these jurisdictions how a firm would typically resolve or avoid both domestic and cross-border disputes with other firms, governments, or consumer. It covers and compares various dispute resolution processes including especially litigation, commercial and investment treaty arbitration, and mediation. The unit therefore aims to combine a broader comparative and theoretical perspective with more practical applications in managing disputes in Asia. It complements especially LAWS6932 Law and Investment in Asia. Further information about this unit is available in the Sydney Law School timetable, unit of study outline and academic staff profile

Unit details and rules

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Code LAWS6931
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Substantive knowledge of how businesses in various Asian legal systems deal with disputes domestically with other businesses and consumers, and internationally with other businesses and host states for foreign investment, especially through litigation, arbitration and mediation
  • LO2. Skills in comparative law and interdisciplinary methodology (especially political economy), to better understand domestic and cross-border dispute resolution in Asian legal systems, relative to each other as well as Australia
  • LO3. Improved legal problem-solving for businesses and their advisors
  • LO4. Improved skills in independent legal research

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive September 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Session 1 Early Census 2021
Block mode Remote
Intensive September 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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