Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2013


For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html


This unit will contribute to achievement of a clear understanding of regulatory processes, regulatory design, regulatory style, regulatory problems and regulatory reform in a mixed economy. It will encompass a wide range of relevant regulatory cases. The unit will enable students to achieve a more advanced and detailed knowledge of regulatory process from an interdisciplinary perspective.

This unit is intended to provide a foundation for the understanding of the regulatory process. It focuses on regulatory design: how to identify regulatory problems, how to respond to them, legally, economically and politically and how to assess them in legal, political and social terms.


Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. explain the role of government in regulation
  2. understand the politics of regulation
  3. evaluate the role of regulatory institutions in the choice of regulatory method and the nature and effectiveness of regulatory process and in regulatory politics
  4. critique the main values against which regulatory methods and process might or should be assessed.


Written essay (1,500 words): 20%
Written essay (6,000 words): 80%

Contact hours

24 hours total per semester, either intensive or semi-intensive