• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jeremy Farrall
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2020
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This course aims to provide an in-depth analysis of international dispute resolution as a technique for resolving international law disputes.

The course will:
1.    address the settlement of international disputes from an historical and systemic point of view;
2.    review the content and scope of the obligation to settle disputes by peaceful means;
3.    elaborate on the notion of ‘international dispute’ and examine related admissibility issues stemming from the law of international responsibility;
4.    review the various non- judicial means of  settlement (negotiation, mediation, good offices, enquiry, UN);
5.    review the various global judicial means of  settlement (arbitration, including investment
arbitration, ICJ, ITLOS, WTO);
6.    the most substantial part of the course will be dedicated to an in-depth analysis of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as a leading model for judicial settlement (institutional aspects, contentious jurisdiction ratione personae and ratione materiae, advisory jurisdiction, procedure, including all incidental proceedings, interpretation and revision

 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of the various international dispute resolution techniques;
  2. Reflect critically on the role of international law in pacifying international relations and its interplays with politics;
  3. Demonstrate a clear and enhanced understanding of those various techniques;
  4. Demonstrate a professional knowledge and understanding of the International Court of Justice, its jurisdiction and procedure; and
  5. Plan and execute complex legal research with independence in order to produce original scholarship.

Other Information

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. Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Research essay (6,000 words) (90) [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 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 Legal Practice (MLEGP); 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). 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.

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the WATTLE site.

Preliminary Reading

Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the 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
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
5562 04 May 2020 04 May 2020 15 May 2020 18 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

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