Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a practical understanding of how international legal advice is provided to the Australian Government;
- Debate how best to structure the provision of international legal advice to the Australian Government;
- Apply their understanding of how to negotiate and draft an international treaty through a simulated negotiation exercise;
- Debate what sort of process for scrutinising and approving treaties would best serve the Australian people;
- Debate whether the current attribution of immunities to diplomats is warranted;
- Outline what important steps are involved in international litigation;
- Debate the ethical issues arising in the provision of international legal advice;
- Hypothesise about how international law will likely be applied to international legal problems in the future; and
- Plan and execute legal research with independence in order to produce original scholarship.
- Class contributions (10) [LO null]
- Negotiation exercise (45) [LO null]
- Research Paper (3,000 words) (45) [LO null]
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Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThere is no prescribed text.
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
An e-brick will be available on the Wattle course site.
Assumed KnowledgeParticipants must have completed Principles of International Law (LAWS8182) or equivalent.
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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