• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Specialisation code INTC-SPEC
International and Comparative Law Specialisation

Developing skills in international and comparative law equips students for modern global and transnational legal practice. International law and institutions have an ever increasing relevance to domestic policy and legal issues. Comparative law provides students with the skills to understand foreign legal systems and the approach taken to resolving legal issues in other countries.

This specialisation will give students the skills necessary to navigate international and foreign legal system, particularly in the Asia-pacific region, with the opportunity to focus on areas of particular interest through a wide array of elective courses. It is highly flexible, allowing you to choose courses that suit your interests or that extend your knowledge in new directions. Whether you want to work in private practice, an NGO, within government or are looking to expand your legal knowledge, this specialisation provides the necessary skills and knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Review, analyse, and synthesise knowledge from primary and secondary legal sources to identify and provide solutions to International and Comparative Law problems.

  2. Interpret and critically evaluate International and Comparative Law and its social, ethical and cultural impact on society, at a local, national, and international level.

  3. Undertake technical legal research to access a range of legal materials, literature databases, and other online sources, and apply legal or interdisciplinary research methodologies to evaluate and synthesise findings.

  4. Communicate to a variety of legal and non-legal audiences in a range of oral and written formats.

  5. Work both independently and collaboratively as required, and evaluate and reflect on feedback to develop personal, professional and ethical capability across a range of legal disciplines.

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 Undergraduate Specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

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

LAWS4010 Jessup Moot

LAWS4171 Kyoto Seminar: Japanese Law and Society

LAWS4223 International Dispute Resolution

LAWS4224 International Law of the Sea

LAWS4225 International Law of Human Rights

LAWS4226 International Trade Law

LAWS4227 Japanese Law and Society

LAWS4229 Law and Society in South East Asia

LAWS4239 Law and Armed Conflict

LAWS4247 Survey of United States Law

LAWS4248 Selected Topics in Australian-United States Comparative Law (Alabama)

LAWS4257 Selected Topics in Australian-United States Comparative Law (ANU)

LAWS4258 International Organisations (Geneva)

LAWS4264 Advanced International Law

LAWS4266 International Arbitration and Negotiation Moot Competition in Japan

LAWS4271 Refugee Law

LAWS4276 Chinese Law and Society

LAWS4279 Law and Politics of European Integration

LAWS4301 Law and Development Clinic

LAWS4302 International Law Clinic

LAWS4306 International Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration

LAWS4315 Law and Development in the Contemporary South Pacific

LAWS4340 Space Law & Governance

LAWS4341 Law, Markets and Justice

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