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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Three hours of seminars per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours.
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory; Obligations; Contracts or in each case their equivalents.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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CoordinatorMr Albert Dinelli
Private International Law (sometimes called Conflict of Laws) deals with the situation where a private legal dispute litigated in a court of the forum has an international or interstate element. The subject deals with the principles in relation to three main matters. First, the circumstances when the court exercises jurisdiction. Secondly, the circumstances in which a foreign or interstate judgement will be recognised or enforced by the courts of the forum. Thirdly, the rules which govern which law should apply to the resolution of the dispute in contracts and torts. Whether the application of the Ârelevant principles differ as between international and interstate disputes (including the role of full faith and credit), characterisation, the distinction between substance and procedure and the interpretation of the statutes of the forum, are considered in the course of dealing with the issues mentioned above. The subject also covers the non-application of foreign law on grounds of public policy.
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
(i) be in a position to identify when a particular fact situation involving a foreign element raises private international law issues and what those issues are; (ii) be able to advise on how those issues would be approached and resolved by an Australian court and (iii) have some awareness of the theoretical and policy justifications for private international law and be able to examine the law critically.
A final exam 100% OR an optional assignment (40%) and exam (60%) OR an optional moot 40%
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Conflict of Laws: Commentary and Materials (Davies, Ricketson and Lindell), Butterworths, 1997
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of this subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
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