• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

The course begins with an examination of the environment in which international aviation currently operates and the historical development of basic principles of international air law, with particular reference to the Chicago Convention and the role of International Civil Aviation Organisation. It then analyses the nature of bilateral air services agreements, paying particular attention to Australian practice. It examines international conventions and state practices in relation to the shooting down of civilian aircraft and the hijacking of aircraft and other offences. It examines the liability regime established by the Warsaw Convention and subsequent agreements. The course then moves on to examine the international legal requirements for the establishment and operation of airports and considers international norms applying to customs quarantine and immigration, with particular attention to Annex 9 of the Chicago Convention. The course then examines the regulation of the use of outer space for peaceful (and non-peaceful) purposes.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Investigate and critically evaluate the multilateral legal and institutional framework in which international aviation operates.
  2. Structure, sustain and evaluate legal argument in relation to the offences against aircraft, and liability of carriers for death and personal injury to passengers.
  3. Explore and review the international legal framework governing space activities.
  4. Critically analyse and assess the legal principles and rules applicable to commercial space operators.
  5. Reflect critically on the legal ramifications of military and security activities in outer space
  6. Engage in critical and original reflection on improving the international space governance regime.

Indicative Assessment

  1. IA-1 Contributions to an online blog (800 words) x 3 blogs (2,400 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. IA -2 Group hypothetical problem solving (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. IA-3 Research essay (4,800 words) (60) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Workload

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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Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (MLLM); Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP); or Juris Doctor (MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses; 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

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.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4410
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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