General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course name:||Governance and Law|
|Programme offered under:||LLB Programme|
|Designated research course:||Not applicable|
|Prerequisites / Co-requisites:||No|
|Course offered to non-law students:||No|
|Credit point value||6 credits|
1.2 Course description
This course seeks to understand why the state regulates certain activities and behavior in society, what different forms of regulation exist, when and what kind of legal regulation is deemed necessary, how legal regulation is enforced, and the checks and balances against abuse in enforcement. The main objective of the course is to explore the interface between the study of politics and law in understanding governance. Relevant case studies will be included for illustration and discussion.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenor||Ian Thynnefirstname.lastname@example.org||C943||By email|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 Understand and critically examine key aspects of modern governance and the role of law in governance.
CLO 2 Analyse theories of regulation and regulatory compliance, along with the reasons why governments decide to regulate or not to regulate particular activities.
CLO 3 Assess regulatory tools available in governance and the role of law in the design and implementation of the tools.
CLO 4 Design a regulatory tool with appropriate legal components that can be used to address a specific governance issue.
CLO 5 Develop a set of regulatory compliance strategies and monitoring processes for governance.
Your understanding and analytical capacity will align with four broad outcomes:
Acquisition of knowledge an ability to understand and learn from relevant experience of regulatory systems from governance and legal perspectives;
Application of knowledge an ability to address ways in which regulatory systems are designed and used in governance;
Creativity an ability to think and act strategically in the design, use and reform of regulatory systems; and
Communication an ability to communicate knowledge and ideas in using appropriate strategies and evidence of significance to regulatory systems.
2.2 LLB Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
lease refer to the following link: https://course.law.hku.hk/llb-plo/
2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course
|PLO A||PLO B||PLO C||PLO D||PLO E||PLO F|
3.1 Assessment Summary
|Assessment task||Due date||Weighting||Feedback method*||Course learning outcomes|
|Group project presentation||TBA||25%||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Research paper||TBA||25%||1, 2, 3|
|Online exam||10 May 2021||50%||1||1, 2, 3|
|*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)|
|1||A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle|
|2||Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle|
|3||Individual review meeting upon appointment|
|4||Group review meeting|
|5||In-class verbal feedback|
3.2 Assessment Detail
To be advised by course convenor(s).
3.3 Grading Criteria
Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf
4.1 Learning Activity Plan
|Seminar:||3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
|Private study time:||9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.
4.2 Details of Learning Activities
To be advised by course convenor(s).
|Reading materials:||Reading materials are posted on Moodle|
|Core reading list:||TBA|
|Recommended reading list:||TBA|
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/