Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) First semester 2014 (On-campus block of classes)


Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.


This unit is an introduction to the area of regulatory studies. It examines the wide ranging conceptual nature of regulation, its history and the justifications for control, through regulation of both state and non-state origin. It articulates a range of useful constructs for regulatory activities and provides frameworks for better understanding regulatory mechanisms, processes for regulatory development, review and reform, and regulatory institutions.


  1. Understand the wide nature of what may be considered regulation.
  2. Understand the reasons behind regulation, and the historical context of such activities.
  3. Understand some of the major regulatory institutions.
  4. Understand the variety of different strategies and techniques which may be used in regulation, and their juridical nature.
  5. Explore the role of government in regulation, its development processes, and policy context.
  6. Understand global dimensions of regulation.


Essay (2,250 words): 30%
Essay (4,500 words): 60%
Participation (throughout): 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)