The course deals with the law which a court will apply to an action which contains some "foreign" element - ie, one or more of the facts of the case occurred outside the State or Territory which is hearing the matter.
It also deals with the basis upon which a court in Australia may take jurisdiction over a defendant not resident within the jurisdiction, and the circumstances in which judgments obtained overseas, or arbitral awards given overseas, may be enforced in Australia.
Selected topics include:
- Choice of Law in Contract
- Choice of Law in Tort
- Jurisdiction in actions in contract, tort, for misleading conduct and estoppel
- Refusal to exercise jurisdiction (forum non conveniens)
- Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and arbitral awards.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
A participant who has successfully completed this course should:
- have an overview of the general principles of the conflict of laws;
- understand the principles of choice of law in relation to contract and tort liability;
- understand the operation of the various rules relating to territorial jurisdiction in relation to actions in tort, contract and related fields;
- understand the principles by which judgments and arbitral awards given in countries outside Australia may be enforced in this country.
It is likely the assessment will consist of:
- one research paper (100%, 7000-8000 wds), or
- two research papers (50% each, 3500-4000 wds each)
Students must rely on the approved Means of Assessment which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery over 4 days) plus private study and reading time
2014 Intensive dates: 14-15 & 28-29 June
Requisite and Incompatibility
Martin Davies, Andrew Bell & Paul Brereton, Nygh's Conflict of Laws in Australia, 8 ed, 2010, Chapters 1, 2 and 3.
A set of reading materials will be prepared and made available on the Wattle course site approximately four weeks before the course starts.
Assumed knowledge: A Law degree
Required skills: Ability to read and understand selected cases and statutes.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4688||14 Jun 2014||14 Jun 2014||27 Jun 2014||10 Aug 2014||In Person||N/A|