LAWS5215 Regulation: Theory and Practice

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit covers the theory and application of key regulatory theories including principles-based and rules-based regulation, statutory regulation, economic regulation and self-regulatory schemes.
Students are able to (1) describe and demonstrate ability to apply key regulatory theories; (2) critically analyse the role of government and non-government organisations in the creation and implementation of regulation; (3) critically assess regulatory regimes using common evaluation methods and frameworks; (4) communicate information, ideas and arguments in written work and presentations, working individually and in groups; and (5) demonstrate advanced research skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) review; (2) report; and (3) research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Joe Fardin
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period Monday 25 to Tuesday 26 February and Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 March. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-G-1B_2019]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-N-1E_2019]
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