• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Skye Saunders
    • Ms Anne Macduff
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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Selected Topics in Australian-United States Comparative Law (ANU) (LAWS4257)

The course will be taught jointly by a visiting ANU academic and an academic from the University of Alabama Law School. (While the specific subject area of the course will vary from year to year, depending on the particular field of interest of the ANU/UA visitors, it will involve a comparative study of Australian and US approaches to the particular subject matter. Assessment details, teaching methods and type of course materials will vary from year to year depending on the subject matter and personnel involved in each offering of the course, but will be specified prior to student enrolment in the course).

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course students should be able to:

 

1. In relation to a selected topic, identify and critically analyse the similarities and differences between Australian and US law.

2. Identify, and use a variety of legal research sources in both the US and Australian jurisdictions to research a comparative legal issue or question.

3. Design, plan and execute a substantial legal research project or essay, with intellectual independence.

4. Apply appropriate legal citation conventions in the course of legal writing.

5. Discuss and critically debate knowledge and ideas effectively in a cross-cultural context.

6. Identify and appraise different comparative law methodologies that could be applied to compare and evaluate aspects of US and Australian law.

Indicative Assessment

  Research essay – 80% plus a variety of other tasks to the value of 20%

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a program which includes the Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor and completed or be completing five LAWS courses at 1000 or 6100 level. Please note that this course is a repeat of LAWS4248 taught in January-February of the same year at the University of Alabama and cannot be taken by students who have completed that course. Enrolments in this course are strictly limited.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
Comparative Gender Law
7386 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person

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