• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law

This course assesses the impact of International Law upon Australian Government in the second century since Federation. Attention will be given to the impact of International Law upon all levels of government, including Federal, State, Territorial and Local Government. The framework for analysis is to provide a critical review of how international law impacts upon a range of Australian institutions across all levels of Australian society, with specific consideration being given to:

  • The Executive
  • The Legislature: Commonwealth, State and Territorial
  • The Judiciary: High Court, Federal Court, Family Court, State and Territorial Supreme Courts
  • The Bureaucracy: Federal, State and Territorial Departments

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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

    1. Explain how international legal advice is provided to the Australian government
    2. Explain the relationship between international law and Australian law
    3. Explain the process for creating, enacting and implementing international law into domestic law in Australia
    4. Articulate the ethical issues arising in the provision of international legal advice
    5. Plan and execute legal research with independence in order to produce original scholarship.

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      26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery) plus private study time

      Requisite and Incompatibility

      To enrol in this course you must have completed LAWS8182 and be studying in one of the following programs; Master of Laws (7300) Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312) Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883) Graduate Diploma in Law (6300) Master of Legal Studies (7305) Master of Environmental Law (7309) Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313) Master of International Law (7310) Master of Law, Governance and Development (7317) Master of International Security Law (7318) Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893) Graduate Diploma in Law, Governance and Development (6317) Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (6305) Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law (6309) Graduate Diploma in Government and Commercial Law (6313) Graduate Diploma in International Law (6310) Graduate Diploma in International Security Law (6318) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (6303) Graduate Certificate in Environmental Law (6351)


      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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

      Student Contribution Band:
      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 Description
      1994-2003 $1626
      2014 $2808
      2013 $2808
      2012 $2808
      2011 $2778
      2010 $2718
      2009 $2670
      2008 $2670
      2007 $2670
      2006 $2646
      2005 $2298
      2004 $1926
      International fee paying students
      Year Fee
      1994-2003 $2916
      2014 $3762
      2013 $3756
      2012 $3756
      2011 $3756
      2010 $3750
      2009 $3426
      2008 $3426
      2007 $3426
      2006 $3426
      2005 $3234
      2004 $2916
      Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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      Autumn Session

      Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
      1634 12 Jun 2015 12 Jun 2015 26 Jun 2015 08 Aug 2015 In Person N/A

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