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LA4012 - Public International Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Available to level 4 LLB students.

Students will be provided with a broad overview of the basic principles, institutions and language of international law and its interaction with international politics and economics. Each semester students will be taught a core syllabus and a selection from the more specialised topic list. To encourage students to critically assess the international legal implications of current events and Australian foreign policy, the case studies and examples given to demonstrate the application of international law will be focussed on the Pacific and the Southeast Asian region.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe some of the theories and concepts that underpin Public International Law and explain how those theories and concepts are given effect;
  • Critically analyse Public International Law both in terms of its content and it application;
  • Describe and critically analyse specific area of Public International Law;
  • Conduct advanced legal research;
  • Convey legal argument accurately and effectively in both written and oral form appropriate to the relevant context.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • presentations (10%)
  • essays (40%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA1022

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Mr Jamie Fellows.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 32 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mr Jamie Fellows
Lecturer: Mr Gary Meyers.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 32 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.