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Social Innovation, Governance and Professional Leadership - LAWS300

Students will interact directly with policy makers from Participation and Community Engagement (PACE) partner organisations drawn from a range of sectors including government, civil society and the private sector. Mentors from partner organisations will work with students on real world research projects that will feed into and support the innovation and reform work of the partner organisation. Mentors will also discuss with students the highlights and challenges of working in policy development and the leadership role that their organisation plays in working for progress and policy reform. Students will work in professionally oriented teams to meet the research needs of the partner organisation and will present the results of their research to their partner organisation and their peers for consideration and feedback.

Please note that applications to undertake LAWS300 in Session 2 will close at the end of Week 5 in Session 1. The process for enrolling in LAWS300 is to submit a request for an on-line application form by emailing

If your application is approved you will be advised to submit an application for Special Approval to finalise your enrolment in the unit. Please note that the Special Approval Permission Waiver is the last stage in the process, so you do not need to submit this until advised.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Kirsten Davies

(39cp at 100 level or above) including (LAWS250 or LAWS260) and permission by special approval Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LAW599, LAWS499
Unit Designation(s):


Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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