1 x 6.5-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 Admission into MLAWILIR-Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations)
1a Admission into MLAWILIRA-Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) [1.5 years]
1b Admission into JD-Juris Doctor
1c Admission into MIR-Master of International Relations
1d Admission into MLAWILIRP-Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) [1 year]
2 Admission into BLAWSH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
2a Admission into BLAWLPRH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)
2b Admission into BLAWLPRGH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) (Honours)
2c Admission into BLLAWH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
2d Admission into BLLAWHFP-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - City Campus
3 72 units of LLAW topics
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d) and 3))
Assignment(s), Online assessment
Topic description
International law has in many ways become synonymous with its institutions: the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, and regional bodies such as the European Union, the Commonwealth, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. This topic will examine the origins and nature of the institutions of international law, and will consider the role that they play both legally and politically. Over the six weeks of this intensive elective, we will explore the history and current role of the United Nations in global affairs and international law, the operation of international judicial institutions, and the place of regional organisations as unique international actors. We will also look at some of the institutional regulation of private international law and its place within the larger global structure.
Educational aims
This topic aims to teach students to:

  1. Understand the relationship between international law and its institutions
  2. Understand the history and function of major international institutions
  3. Appreciate the different roles of international and regional organisations, as well as their inter-connections
  4. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of international institutions
  5. Develop the skills of scholarly research, writing, and critical analysis
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the structure and role of major international and regional institutions
  2. Analyse and assess how international institutions create, apply, and/or enforce international law
  3. Analyse and assess the political functioning of major international and regional institutions
  4. Work effectively as a member of a team
  5. Communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral work (including appropriate citation and referencing).