• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Sarah Heathcote
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2020
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The course is intended to be a follow-up course to LAWS8182 Principles of International Law.  It too will focus on general international law, seeking to identify, in particular, the impact of the relevant norms on the conduct of international relations and national decision-making in this area.

Subject matter coverage will centre on those parts of general international law that are not covered in Principles of International Law, yet are regarded as necessary for a well-rounded knowledge of the subject matter befitting a specialist degree in Public International Law. Some continuing attention will be devoted to further developing the students' capacity to apply international legal norms in concrete settings.

Topics covered in lectures will usually include:

  • territory in international law
  • State responsibility
  • the use of force, including UN enforcement measures
  • jurisdiction and immunities.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe, explain and evaluate the nature, role and impact of legal considerations in the conduct of international relations;
  2. Distinguish core concepts of international law and appropriately summarise and synthesise their role within the broader international legal framework;
  3. Explain and demonstrate through the critical analysis of particular cases and situations how the law is applied or misapplied in practice;
  4. Understand how the mechanisms governing the generation and modification of international legal norms apply in particular contexts; and
  5. Resolve through the appropriate use of legal principles, practical problems in a structured, succinct and precise manner.

Other Information

It is recommended that students complete LAWS8183 Advanced Principles of International Law immediately after LAWS8182 Principles of International Law, before completing electives.


This is an intensive course with a compulsory on campus component (see LLM timetable for dates).

Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the on campus component 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 Assessment

  1. Quiz (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Take Home Exam (60) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

Approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching, usually taught as an intensive. 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.  

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SEVNL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL); OR Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD), have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2250/LAWS6250 International Law; OR Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions; OR Master of Military Law (MMILL) and have completed LAWS8162 Military Operations Law or LAWS8166 Advanced Military Operations Law; OR Juris Doctor - online (MJDOL) and have completed LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B. Students undertaking any ANU graduate program may apply for this course. Enrolments are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the ANU College of Law for permission number. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS4264 Advanced International Law.

Prescribed Texts

No one textbook is closely followed in class and students are encouraged to identify material which suits them and then read widely.

Preliminary Reading

Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be released on the Programs and Courses approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Assumed Knowledge

Principles of International Law (LAWS8182) is assumed knowledge.

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
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.

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5588 20 Apr 2020 20 Apr 2020 01 May 2020 09 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

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