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 varies 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.)
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On the successful completion of this course students should be able 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 AssessmentThere will be two main elements to the assessment of the course: participation in discussion and exercises during the course, worth 20% of the marks for the course, and a substantive research essay (worth 80%) completed after return to Australia
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WorkloadClasses will be held over a five-week intensive period at the University of Alabama
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