Courses & Units

Transitional Governance LAW693


Summer semester unit

Semester 2 Off campus offering is only available for outbound exchange students studying an equivalent unit overseas on approved international exchange.


In the last twenty years many regimes have changed. The first important wave of this phenomenon occurred in Eastern Europe in 1989. Beyond Europe, similar developments have occurred in States such as East Timor, Abkhazia South Ossetia and, most recently, Sudan. These regime changes raise many questions of constitutional and international law. This unit will give students an introduction to the historical and sociological background of transitional governance in the various regions. The creation of new constitutions and the establishment of a new foundation of legitimacy will be analysed. From the international law perspective, questions of State succession, recognition, territorial integrity and self-determination will be examined .


Unit name Transitional Governance
Unit code LAW693
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Teaching staff


Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $1,561.00 090909

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  • Pre-requisites: Either LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204, LAW205 OR LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204.


Teaching Pattern

To be taught intensively in summer semester.


2,500 word assignment (30%); 2-hour exam (70%).

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