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LAW4484

Faculty of Law

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedMalaysia Trimester 2 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

The unit focuses on providing the students with an understanding of fundamental aspects of the legal and constitutional systems of Malaysia and Singapore. Topics covered include the making of the Malaysian and Singapore constitutions, the King, Rulers and the Constitution, the 1983 Constitutional Crisis, the 1993 Constitutional Crisis, Emergency Powers and Preventive Detention Laws, the Malaysian Judiciary, religious freedom in Malaysia and Singapore's Presidency.

Outcomes

On completing the unit, the student should be able to:

  1. appreciate the key features of the constitutional systems of Malaysia and Singapore; and
  2. evaluate the significance of political and legal developments in relation to constitutionalism in Malaysia and Singapore.

Assessment

One 1,500 word research essay 30%; class participation 10%; and final exam (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting time) 60% OR Class participation 10%; Examination 3 hours (plus 30 minutes reading and noting time) 90%

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