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LA4012 - Public International Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
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

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual.
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Combinations:
LA1022

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coordinator: Ms Salome Pretorius
Lecturer: Mr Gary Meyers.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 32 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coord/Lect: Ms Salome Pretorius.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 32 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coord/Lect: Ms Salome Pretorius.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours online collaboration sessions - Online lectures/tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.