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LAWS17-570: Public International Law: Challenges and Opportunities

Description

Public International Law: Challenges and Opportunities is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law in which undergraduate students may be permitted to enrol. This subject engages students in analysis of contemporary issues in public international law and global justice, including the theoretical underpinnings of international law and the mechanics of international legal institutions. The subject also provides students with the opportunity to identify and critique international legal frameworks on topics such as: transnational crimes; citizenship and nationality; human rights; refugee law and policy; modern armed conflicts; the global economy and climate change. The subject provides students with an opportunity to complete a major research essay and prepare and deliver oral arguments in an international law moot.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeLAWS17-570
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Current: $5,010
  • Commencing in May 2021: $5,260

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of: (a) The competing theoretical explanations of international law and the mechanics of international legal institutions; and (b) International legal frameworks on international crime cooperation and transnational crimes; citizenship and nationality; refugee law and policy; modern armed conflicts and climate change.
2. Demonstrate the reasoning, research and communication skills to: (a) Analyse and explain theoretical and legal frameworks in an international and transnational law context. (b) Engage in a major legal research project and formulate a sophisticated law and policy analysis. (c) Engage in discussion on contemporary issue in public international law.
3. Demonstrate the ability to apply the above knowledge and skills: (a) with creativity and initiative to new situations; (b) with high level personal autonomy and accountability; (c) to plan and execute substantial research based projects; and (d) Identify, develop and deliver persuasive oral legal arguments on matters of international in a courtroom setting.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Must have completed a minimum 120 Credit Points of LAWS subjects AND have a minimum average of 65% in LAWS subjects. Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law Exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020