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Comparative Constitutionalism in Southern Asia
Last Updated Date:   13 August 2021


4 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
This course provides an overview of the theory and practice of constitutionalism in four countries that are located in South and South East Asia: India, Indonesia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Two of these are among the largest, most pluralistic nations in the world, while the remaining two are small island states. All four nations experienced long periods of colonial rule, which continues to have a decisive impact on their post-colonial legal and constitutional orders. The course will be of interest to those who seek to study constitutionalism against larger societal debates about economic development, cultural values, and human rights.

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Course Convenor: Visiting Prof Arun K. Thiruvengadam

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4446 / LL5446 / LL6446 / LLJ5446

Contact Hours: 9 sessions over 3 weeks: Three, 3-hrs continuous weekly seminars

Workload: Intensive: Week 4 - 6: 31 Jan - 18 Feb 2022 [Mon, Wed: 6.30 - 9.30pm; & Fri: 2.30 - 5.30pm] *Make-up for 31 Jan & 2 Feb on Sat, 5 Feb & Sat, 12 Feb (1- 4pm)

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 20%; 6-hr Take Home Exam - 80% [Release: Fri, 25 March 2022 (3pm); Due: Fri, 25 March 2022 (9pm)]

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent. For students from other jurisdictions, having completed a basic course on constitutional law – in any jurisdiction – is sufficient.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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