Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 x 1-hour on-line lecture weekly
2 x 2-hour pbls per semester
Prerequisites
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into BLAWLPR-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice
1a Admission into BLAWLPRG-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry)
1b Admission into BLAWLPRH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)
1c Admission into BLAWLPRGH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) (Honours)
1d Admission into BLAWSH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
1e Admission into BLAWS-Bachelor of Laws
1f Admission into DIPLAW-Diploma in Laws
1g Admission into BLLAW-Bachelor of Laws
1h Admission into BLLAWH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
1i Admission into DIPLAWFP-Diploma in Laws - City Campus
1j Admission into BLLAWFP-Bachelor of Laws - City Campus
1k Admission into BLLAWHFP-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - City Campus
1l Admission into CLAWBU-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business - City Campus
1m Admission into CLAWIR-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations and Political Science - City Campus
1n Admission into CLAWIT-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Information Technology - City Campus
1o Admission into CLAWAC-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting - City Campus
1p Admission into CLAWCR-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology - City Campus
1q Admission into CLAWHIR-B Laws (Hons)/B Intl Relations and Political Science
1r Admission into CLAWHIT-B Laws (Hons)/B Information Technology
1s Admission into CLAWHAC-B Laws (Hons)/B Accounting
1t Admission into CLAWHCR-B Laws (Hons)/B Criminology
1u Admission into CLAWHBU-B Laws (Hons)/B Business
2 ^ 1 of LLAW1312, LLAW1211
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
LLAW3250 has been successfully completed
Assessment
Assignment(s), Examination(s), Online forum participation
Topic description

This topic introduces students to international law and the way in which international law operates globally and within Australia's legal system and prepares them for an involvement with international and cross-border law. This topic covers 'public international law'; however, this topic also briefly introduces students to the operation of private international law and comparative law.

This topic offers a foundational framework of international law which gives students the required knowledge to study many other specialised areas of international law, such as International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Environmental Law, International Trade and Economic Law, among other existing and emerging areas of international law.

The topic also provides students with the specific knowledge required to enrol in mooting and advocacy topics, such as the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Introduce the vocabulary and concepts of international law, which regulates relations between States, and the way in which it is distinguished from private international law
  • Introduce students to international law and the operation of global, domestic, and comparative legal systems in the era of globalisation
  • Examine the role that legal concerns play in times of peace and crisis and how international law is affected by its political context
  • Cover topics such as sources of international law, state responsibility, sovereignty, the use of force and peaceful settlement of international disputes
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the role that international law plays in domestic legal systems, particularly in Australia
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Describe the structure, institutions, principles and vocabulary of international law
  2. Identify the difference between public international law and private international law
  3. Assess the international legal implications of current events and Australian foreign policy
  4. Identify the sources of international law
  5. Evaluate debates between the developed and the developing worlds about the validity of the sources of international law
  6. Solve problems relating to the relationship between the international and national legal systems
  7. Explain the concept and implications of statehood in international law, particularly the notions of international personality, recognition, and acquisition of territory, state jurisdiction and responsibility
  8. Contribute to debates concerning the law regulating armed conflict and the peaceful resolution of disputes
  9. Apply persuasive international legal arguments in a domestic and international context