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LAWS17-545: Private International Law


Private International Law is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law in which undergraduate students may be permitted to enrol. It focuses on important issues which arise where there are foreign elements in commercial transactions or disputes in both Australian and international contexts, including jurisdiction, choice of law, recognition, and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS17-545
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the legal issues that arise in the context private international law and their interaction with other areas of law.
  2. Explain and apply the rules and principles of private international law in oral and written forms.
  3. Demonstrate legal reasoning, research skills and originality in writing in relation to private international law.

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.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

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.

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