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Our Law, Policy and Government short course series aims to provide professionals with an understanding of socio-legal theory, policy development and the skills required to work in or with governments.

All of the following short courses are part of the UWA Law Masters program and participants study alongside those engaged in a full degree program.

Government Accountability-Law and Practice

Over recent decades there has been growth in government and an increasing diversification and complexity in government service provision. There has also been, for the most part, a concomitant rise in the number (and reach) of accountability agencies, so much so that some commentators now talk of the emergence of a fourth branch of government, the ‘integrity branch', to sit alongside of the executive, legislature and judiciary. These accountability agencies have responsibility for overseeing, investigating and educating the public sector in relation to matters such as corruption, misconduct, good decision making, and avoiding conflicts of interest. Such agencies play a vital role.

Event type: Five day short course - daily modules available
Date: NOT OFFERED IN 2017
Lead presenters: Mr Chris Field and Professor Simon Young
Fee: TBA
Registration
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Foundations of Law and Governance

This short course examines the fundamental principles and concepts of law and government in Australia (including the role of international law) in historical and political context. It studies the principle sources of law in Australia and the key aspects of the relevant areas of law. The unit explores the concept of ‘good governance' and key theories and debates associated with the law and governance. These concepts provide context for policy processes.

Event type: Five day short course - daily modules available
Date: 20,21 and 23, 24 February and 24,25 and 27, 28 July 2017
Unit Coordinator: TBA
Fee: $1,950.00
Registration will be enabled mid-January 2017
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Regulation: Theory and Ethics

This short course covers the theory, application and ethical framework of key regulatory theories including principles-based and rules-based regulation, statutory regulation, economic regulation and self-regulatory schemes.

Event type: Four day short course
Date: 23,24 and 27,28 March 2017
Unit CoordinatorMr Joe Fardin
Fee: TBA
Registration will be enabled mid-January 2017
More information (assessment is for enrolled postgraduate students only)

Law of the Sea

This short course explores the public international law framework for the law of the sea and the regulatory regimes for the main uses of the oceans. The principle treaty examined is the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).  Specific areas covered include the law governing different maritime zones, determination of baselines, and settlement of disputes. In addition, other modules cover the protection and exploitation of living and non-living marine resources as well as marine pollution law.

Event type: Four day short course
Dates: 31 August, 1, 7, 8 September 2017
Unit Coordinator: Assistant Professor Philipp Kastner
Fee:TBA
Registration will be enabled mid-January 2017
More information  (assessment is for enrolled postgraduate students only)