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Unit Code
Unit Title
LAW407 Mooting
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW422 Evidence
LAW423 Criminal and Civil Procedure
LAW450 Equity
LAW451 Civil Procedure
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW452 Legal Ethics
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW453 Legal Theory
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW454 Remedies
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW455 Mooting
LAW602 Foundations of Media and Information Technology Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW603 Labour Law
LAW604 Competition Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW606 Law of the Oceans and the Antarctic
LAW607 Corporations Law 2
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW608 Law of Nations
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW609 Comparative Administrative Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW610 International Environmental Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW612 Jurisprudence
LAW615 Criminology
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW617 Comparative Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW619 Biotechnology Law
LAW622 Law Elective 4 (Concepts of Property)
LAW623 International Humanitarian Law
LAW624 Dispute Resolution
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW625 Law Review
LAW626 Sports Law
LAW627 Parliamentary Law and Practice
LAW628 Advocacy
LAW631 International Law
LAW634 Human Rights
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW636 Law of the European Union
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW637 Jessup Moot
LAW638 Criminology
LAW639 Current Issues in Environmental Law
LAW640 Dispute Resolution
LAW641 Environmental Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW652 Media Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW662 Tax 1
LAW663 International Trade Law
LAW664 Intellectual Property
LAW669 Consumer Protection
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW670 Information Technology Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW677 Law Elective 2 (International Criminal Law)
LAW678 Law Elective 3 (Comparative Family Law)
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW679 Supervised Research Paper
LAW681 Family 1 - the Family and the Child
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW682 Family 2 - Financial Aspects of Family Law
LAW683 Succession
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW684 Conflicts (Private International Law)
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW688 Sentencing
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW692 Jessup Moot
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW693 Law Elective 1 (Transitional Governance)
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW695 Law and Ethics of Health Care
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW696 Professional Conduct

2014 LAW631 International Law

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE:  This unit is a Group B elective for students who commenced their Law degree prior to 2013. Students commencing courses 63I, 63J, 63K, 63L, 63M, 63N or 63O in 2013 or later should instead enrol in the core unit LAW254 International Law. Pre-requisites are applicable to non-Law students, as well as to Law students. Those wishing to study this unit who do not meet the pre-requisites should contact the Law Faculty Executive Officer about a possible pre-requisite waiver.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
LAW631 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.

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Introduces the structure of the international legal system and the legal relations between states and other entities recognised in the international legal system. The unit commences with a discussion of the nature of international law, and an assessment of the role and legal significance of the UN General Assembly, Security Council and International Court of Justice. A study is made of the relationship between international law and domestic law. The unit further considers the content and workings of international law, by reference to its sources and doctrines, as well as studies on international personality, jurisdictional sovereignty and immunities from jurisdiction and state responsibility. Extensive reference is made throughout to current international issues and particular attention is given to the relevance of international law to recent Australian issues. Accordingly, the development of an interest in international and current affairs is strongly encouraged in the study of this unit. The unit provides a solid foundation for the more specialised Group B International law units LAW634 Human Rights, LAW606 Law of the Oceans and the Antarctic, LAW608 Law of Nations, LAW623 International Humanitarian Law and LAW692 Jessup International Law Moot. The subject provides solid background for LAW610 International Environmental Law and Policy and LAW663 International Trade Law.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 3 hour closed book Exam (60%), In-class test (30%), Tutorial assessment (10%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 3 hours of lectures/seminars per week unless otherwise advised

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
About Flexible Study Options

This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

Prereq Either LAW221,LAW222,LAW223,LAW224,LAW225,LAW226, LAW204,LAW205 OR LAW250,LAW251, LAW252,LAW253,LAW254,LAW255,LAW256,LAW204

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STAFF: Mr P Lawrence

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Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.

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