• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

The course has three primary aims.  It will teach students the basic procedure and practice of principal international courts, tribunals and bodies, including:

  • the International Court of Justice
  • the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
  • the World Trade Organisation

It will allow students to develop familiarity with issues related to internaional advocacy, including a basic knowledge of:

  • governing texts
  • organisation and composition of courts and tribunals
  • institution of proceedings
  • provisional measures
  • jurisdiction (advisory, contentious and appellate) and access
  • admissibility
  • preliminary objections, third parties, intervention and amicus curiae
  • written proceedings
  • oral argument
  • experts
  • enforcement
  • interpretation and revision of judgement
  • execution
  • recognition and enforcement of award

It will equip students with advanced skills in international legal research and writing and with basic advocacy skills.

Other Information

This course will ordinarily serve as a prerequisite for Jessup Moot.  It will also serve as a platform for students wishing to participate in the many other international law moots available, including the Jean-Pictet International Humanitarian Law Moot, the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Competition, the Asia Cup International Law Moot Court Competition, the Oxford International Intellectual Property Mooting Competition, the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition, the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, and the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot Competition.

Indicative Assessment

The proposed assessment in this course will consist of the preparation of written submissions and the delivery of oral submissions on a hypothetical international law problem.

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.


Class meetings: on average, 3 hours per week.

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.

You will need to contact the Law School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the course home page.


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:
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.

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.

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