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LAWS13-511: The Global Lawyer


The Global Lawyer is an elective subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The Global Lawyer focuses on international and transnational contexts of legal practice and provides students with exposure beyond the traditional Australian and common law concentration of their law degree. Students will be introduced to legal systems from other countries, developing skills necessary to practice in different cultures and systems, as well as to interact with clients and lawyers from other jurisdictions. 

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS13-511
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law

Learning outcomes

  1. Analyse the role of the lawyer within diverse legal systems in a global context
  2. Critique transnational legal practice from the perspective of ethics and accountability
  3. Evaluate the role of digital technologies in transnational and domestic legal practice
  4. Integrate diverse elements of transnational legal practice to build a personal profile indicative of a skilled global lawyer

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Students are expected to have completed at least 120 credit points of LAWS subjects


Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Study Abroad OR Exchange Law 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.