• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Sarah Heathcote
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2015
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This course will be taught in conjunction with the equivalent postgraduate course. Due to practical considerations, enrolment will be strictly limited (20 students from all sources - a limited number of places may go to non-ANU summer school students and/or to postgraduate students).

The purpose of the course is to provide participants with a substantive overview of the activities of international organisations (governmental and non-governmental) located in Geneva, focusing on the legal issues arising in their operations or area of concern. Students will spend three weeks in Geneva. Formal academic instruction will be provided in part by the accompanying ANU staff member and in part by staff drawn from local academic institutions, NGOs, etc. In addition, they will take part in coordinated visits to a range of governmental and non-governmental organisations in Geneva, including up to 30 hours of presentations by legal specialists addressing the activities of their organisation.

The first week will be devoted to general aspects of the operation of international organisations, the second week will focus on human rights and related issues, and the third week will mainly address trade, IP and environmental questions. The precise composition of the program will vary to some extent from year to year. A copy of the day-by-day schedule of the last course is available on the College webpage as an indicator of the likely content of the next course.

The classes will take place at the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development, and in various international organisations in Geneva. All classes and visits will be conducted in English and knowledge of French is not required.

Learning Outcomes

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

On the successful completion of this course LLB students should be able to
1. Describe the international law applicable to selected international organisations and non-governmental organisations located in Geneva;
2. Describe the interaction between various institutions located in Geneva and their role within the broader international legal system;
3. Critically assess and evaluate selected areas of international law in which the selected United Nations organs and agencies and NGOs are active;
4. Plan and execute legal research with independence in order to produce original scholarship.

Indicative Assessment

The assessment for this course will consist of 2 compulsory non-redeemable tasks:
1. 20% on class participation in Geneva; and
2. a research essay on an approved topic, worth 80% and to be completed after the end of the Geneva sessions.
3. word length is 4000 to 4,500 words


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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 LAWS2250/LAWS6250 International Law. Enrolment is limited with selection based on a competitive process. This course is incompatible with LAWS6258 International Organisations (Geneva).

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:
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
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1109 01 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2015 In Person N/A

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