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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 3013

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101902

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

  • to introduce students to international law’s vocabulary, concepts and institutions
  • to examine international law’s regulation of relations between States, individuals and other actors
  • to enable students to identify sources of international law and assess their validity and application
  • to introduce students to jurisdictional issues and to issues of state responsibility
  • to consider the role of international law plays in relation to Australian domestic law and within the Asia Pacific region
  • to examine the role that international law plays in times of peace and crisis and how international law is affected by its political context

Course content

  • Introduction to International Law: History, Concepts & Institutions
  • Sources of International Law
  • The Law of Treaties
  • International and Domestic Law
  • Personality and Recognition
  • Territory and Jurisdiction
  • State Responsibility
  • Use of Force
  • Peaceful Settlement of Disputes in International Law
  • Reforms to the United Nations

Textbook(s)

Harris D 2015, Cases and Materials on International Law, 8th, Sweet and Maxwell, London

Prerequisite(s)

The successful completion of 36 units.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 40 hours x n/a
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 40 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Short answer test N/A 30% 1 hour
Research essay 3000 words 70% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Short answer test N/A 30% 1 hour
Research essay 3000 words 70% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Short answer test N/A 30% 1 hour
Research essay 3000 words 70% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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