• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Specialisation code INTL-SPEC

International law regulates the relations between States and with other actors at the international level and can affect society in a variety of ways, both internationally and at the domestic level. It helps us to explain and analyse interactions in the international community and their impact within national societies.

This International Law specialisation will give you the skills necessary to navigate the international legal system, with the opportunity to focus on areas of particular interest through a wide array of elective courses, many of which require the completion of a substantial research paper.

This specialisation is highly flexible, allowing you to choose courses that are compatible with your current profession or that extend your knowledge in new directions. Whether you are working in private practice, an NGO, within government or are looking to expand your legal knowledge for a future career – this program offers diversity, flexibility and knowledge suitable for a wide range of students.

Learning Outcomes

  1. evaluate complex problems, concepts and theories in international law and devise solutions appropriate to the specific context.
  2. undertake legal research, legal writing and resolution of complex legal problems with an international or transnational dimension across a range of issues and topics of an international character.
  3. research and write on the practice or theory of international law including in-depth legal research in the international law field.
  4. incorporate social, policy, comparative or interdisciplinary approaches into legal analysis of international issues.
  5. communicate legal, policy and theoretical perspectives of international legal issues effectively to a range of audiences, both verbally and in writing.
  6. structure, sustain and evaluate legal argument in both general and specialist areas of international law.
  7. develop and apply legal knowledge to complex international legal problems in an analytical and creative manner.

Other Information

Courses counted towards this specialisation can also be counted towards another specialisation, provided they are listed on the Study Tab under the relevant specialisation. 

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

LAWS8009 - Transnational Anti-Corruption Laws

LAWS8023 - International Law and United Nations Peace Operations

LAWS8035 - Cyber Warfare Law

LAWS8073 - Trade Remedies Law: WTO Law & Domestic Implementation

LAWS8107 - International Air and Space Law

LAWS8122 - Special Topics in International Law

LAWS8136 - International Intellectual Property Law

LAWS8144 - Conflict of Laws

LAWS8177 - International Internship

LAWS8178 - International Law and Use of Force

LAWS8179 - International Security Law

LAWS8180 - International Climate Law

LAWS8182 - Principles of International Law

LAWS8183 - Advanced Principles of International Law

LAWS8229 - International Law of World Trade

LAWS8234 - International and Comparative Human Rights Law

LAWS8247 - Comparative Civil and Political Rights

LAWS8252 - International Refugee Law

LAWS8253 - Law of The Sea

LAWS8264 - International Law of The Environment

LAWS8268 - International Humanitarian Law

LAWS8297 - International Law and Australian Government

LAWS8301 - Graduate Research Unit

LAWS8314 - Post Conflict Situations and International Law

LAWS8315 - Maritime Security Law

LAWS8316 - Nuclear Security Law

LAWS8330 - International Labour Law

LAWS8332 - International Investment Treaties: Law, Arbitration and Policy

LAWS8333 - International Law Internship

LAWS8336 - International Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration

LAWS8401- Weaponry and Targeting

LAWS8464 - Advanced International Law

LAWS8471 - Refugee Law

LAWS8474 - Climate Law

LAWS8566 - International Criminal Law

LAWS8567 - International Dispute Resolution

LAWS8579 - Ethno-Political Conflicts and International Law

LAWS8582 - Global Health Law

LAWS8585 - International Aviation Law

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