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LAWS13-545: Private International Law


Private International Law is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject considers important issues which arise where there are foreign elements in commercial transactions or litigation. Students will address basic definitions, issues of jurisdiction, service or process, choice of applicable law, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, and other issues which arise in both Australian and international contexts.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Identify issues of private international law. 2. Explain and critique the rules, principles and authorities of private international law. 3. Apply the rules, principles and authorities of private international law to factual scenarios. 4. Construct and communicate legal arguments in oral and written forms. 5. Identify and explain the interaction between private international law and other areas of law.

Enrolment requirements

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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.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?

Students 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 dates

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