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LAW7335 - Regulating the professions

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Professor Graeme Hodge


Not offered in 2007


This unit introduces regulatory scholars to the arena of the professions. The unit covers a range of professional regulation frameworks and models and introduces regulatory methodologies through case studies, readings, critical analyses and discussions on current professional regulation issues. In each instance, both the professional regulation model and the effectiveness of these contributions made to understanding effectiveness are investigated. A range of professional regulation case studies are undertaken.
Also included in this unit are the links between the broader theoretical literature and the literature dealing with the regulation of professional bodies.


Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:


Research assignment (3,750 words): 50%
Take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%

In appropriate cases determined by the lecturer where a student has experience in the practice and analysis of professional regulation, assessment may be one research assignment (7,500 words) for 100%