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LA4012 - Public International Law

[Not offered in 2012]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

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

  • to impress on students the importance of the maintenance of global peace and security, the interdependence of all nations and the common destiny of all humanity.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
Prerequisites: LA3105 or LA2014 or LA2004

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.