- Code LAWS8296
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
In 2016 this special topic is "Space Law".
Space Law examines the underlying legal principles that specifically regulate the use, exploration and exploitation of space This course will analyse how these and other principles of International Law can and should be applied to the many different State and private commercial uses of outer space.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the historical evolution of the existing legal regime regulating the use and exploration of outer space;
- Critically review the five international treaties and the various United Nations Principles which regulate certain activities in space;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Australian legal framework regarding space activities;
- Critically discuss and assess the problems and ambiguities within the existing legal regime;
- Identify the legal issues raised by new uses of space for which the existing legal regime is ill-suited; and
- Plan and execute complex legal research with independence in order to produce original scholarship on a topic in the area of space law.
Other InformationThis is an intensive course with a 4 day compulsory intensive (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment is likely to consist of:
- Class Participation (10%)
- Research Proposal (20%, 1,500 words)
- Major Research Paper (70%, 5,000 words).
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Workload26 hours of face to face teaching (4 day intensive). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThere is no prescribed text for this course, however it is strongly recommended students read:
- Diederiks-Verschoor IH Ph An Introduction to Space Law, 3rd ed, Kluwer Law International, Netherlands (2008)
Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be
posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the
commencement of the course.
An e-brick will be available on the Wattle course site.
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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