• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr HEATHER ROBERTS
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2019
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The course will be taught jointly by a visiting ANU academic and an academic from the University of Alabama Law School. (While the specific subject area of the course will vary from year to year, depending on the particular field of interest of the ANU/UA visitors, it will involve a comparative study of Australian and US approaches to the particular subject matter. Assessment details, teaching methods and type of course materials will vary from year to year depending on the subject matter and personnel involved in each offering of the course, but will be specified prior to student enrolment in the course).

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. In relation to a selected topic, identify and critically analyse the similarities and differences between Australian and US law.
  2. Identify, and use a variety of legal research sources in both the US and Australian jurisdictions to research a comparative legal issue or question.
  3. Design, plan and execute a substantial legal research project or essay, with intellectual independence.
  4. Apply appropriate legal citation conventions in the course of legal writing.
  5. Discuss and critically debate knowledge and ideas effectively in a cross-cultural context.
  6. Identify and appraise different comparative law methodologies that could be applied to compare and evaluate aspects of US and Australian law.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research essay — 80% plus a variety of other tasks to the value of 20% (80) [LO null]

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.

Workload

Classes will be held over a three-week period in an intensive format: 36 hours of class time. Students are expected to devote approximately 54 hours reading time to this course.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Bachelor of Laws (LLB, LLB(H)) and have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses; OR Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses; OR Juris Doctor - online (MJDOL) and have completed LAWS8712 Australian Public Law and International Law B. Enrolments in this course may be limited. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS4248 Selected Topics in Australian-United States Comparative Law (Alabama) and LAWS8457 Selected Topics in Australian-United States Comparative Law (ANU).

Prescribed Texts

To be confirmed

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
2019 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6817 22 Jul 2019 23 Jul 2019 26 Jul 2019 08 Aug 2019 In Person View

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