• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Anne Macduff
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2020
    See Future Offerings

The course will consist of a series of introductory lectures by various University of Alabama Law School staff members on various aspects of American Law, supplemented by field trips to, eg, the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, the Alabama Supreme Court in Montgomery, (forming an integral part of the course's class work and included in the contact hours). It will concentrate on non-common law subjects (eg, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Labor Law, Limited Liability Corporations, Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection, Environmental Law, Federalism, etc.).

 

Learning Outcomes

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

On the successful completion of this course students should be able to:
1. Identify, define and explain key features of the US legal system
2. Explain, analyse and critically evaluate selected topics of US law
3. Discuss and critically debate knowledge and ideas with peers and lecturers in a cross cultural context.

Indicative Assessment

An examination at the end of the course and a short research essay. [Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3]

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

Classes will be held over a five-week intensive period at the University of Alabama

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Bachelor of Laws (LLB, LLB(H)), have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses. You must have completed or be currently studying LAWS4248 Selected Topics in Australian-United States Comparative Law (Alabama); OR Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses. You must have completed or be currently studying LAWS4248 Selected Topics in Australian-United States Comparative Law (Alabama). Enrolment is limited with selection based on a competitive process.

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

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
2020 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1404 06 Jan 2020 06 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 30 Mar 2020 In Person View

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