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LAW7314 - The regulatory process

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Mr Rex Deighton-Smith


City Term 2 2007 (On-campus)


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 subject 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:


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

Contact hours

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