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

This course has the primary objective of fostering a general knowledge of international law as it relates to armed conflict. This body of law includes two distinct areas of international law: international law and the use of armed force; and international humanitarian law. The course will introduce students to the basic principles and legal concepts relating to the use of armed force and the conduct of warfare. It will also enable students to discuss contemporary legal issues that have arisen in these areas in light of the basic principles and concepts.  

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recognise, explain, analyse and apply the principles, rules and legal concepts relating to the use of armed force and the conduct of warfare;
  2. Describe, summarise and theorise contemporary debates in the development of state practice and jurisprudence in the area of international law and the use of armed force and international humanitarian law;
  3. Describe, distinguish and debate specific in-depth international law issues arising from the decision-making and conduct of armed conflict.

Other Information

Classes may be offered in non-standard sessions and be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (a minimum of 36 hours). Please refer to the LLB timetable for dates. Please contact the ANU College of Law Student Administration Services to request a permission code to enrol in classes offered in non-standard sessions.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Mid-Semester test (20 multiple choice at 1mark each plus 6 short answer questions of 5 marks each) (null) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Final research essay of 3000 words (null) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week (a minimum of 36 hours). Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.

Inherent Requirements

Not Applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Bachelor of Laws (ALLB, BLLBA), have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2250 International Law; OR Juris Doctor (MJD), have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2250/LAWS6250 International Law.

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.  

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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4170
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5580
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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