Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The equivalent of four optional subjects and will vary according to the subjects chosen by each student. |
Total Time Commitment: The equivalent of four optional subjects and will vary according to the subjects chosen by each student. Note that this course is a full time commitment and attendance is compulsory and monitored.
|Prerequisites:|| Permission from the subject coordinator, PLUS the following subjects: |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to providing support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
CoordinatorDr Jacqueline Horan
ContactMelbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
|Subject Overview:||This subject addresses the need for law graduates to have experience in, and be comfortable dealing with, legal problems that cross national boundaries, legal systems and legal cultures. Whether law graduates are looking to work in commercial law, intellectual property, taxation, human rights law, labour law or any other field, international and transnational law will be an essential aspect of their work. |
The Centre for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) is a joint venture of leading global law schools, coordinated by Georgetown University's Law Center. From September 2008 it will teach semester length programmes in transnational legal studies in the heart of London's legal quarter. The programme will bring together faculty and students from several of the world's top law schools to study transnational legal issues in a multicultural and transnational setting. Melbourne Law School students may attend the Centre for an intensive semester focussed on transnational, international and comparative law, generally in their final year/s of study.
Each year, the progamme will be taught by faculty from each of the law school involved in the CTLS, including Free University of Berlin, the University of Fribourg, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, King’s College London, the University of Melbourne, the National University of Singapore, the University of Sao Paolo, the University of Torino, and the University of Toronto. Students will be drawn from these universities and others, providing a richly diverse student body.
Melbourne Law School LLB students will undertake a core course focused on transnational legal theory and three optional subjects from the suite of subjects on offer. Several classes will be co-taught by professors from different countries, to facilitate comparative analysis and discussion. The programme will also include a weekly workshop featuring some of the world’s leading scholars and practitioners of international, transnational and comparative law, and a participatory exercise to introduce students to each other and to the different perspectives that they bring to the Center. Subjects that are expected to be taught in Fall 2008 (Melbourne’s semester 2, 2008) include the Law of Work in the Global Economy, Transnational Issues in Art, Culture & Law, The Theory and Practice of Copyright Law; Comparative and Transnational Aspects, International Investment Law, Globalization, Governance & Justice and Contract Theory in Comparative Perspective.
A candidate who has successfully completed this suite of subjects will be exposed to the following concepts:
|Assessment:||Each subject taught in the CTLS programme will have an individual assessment regime. The Law School will be in a position to advise when assessment details are made available.|
|Prescribed Texts:||None - students may be required to purchase texts relating to individual areas of study.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
This subject has a quota of 5. Please contact the Law Student Centre for enrolment information.
Students are selected into this subject via an application process. Please refer to the Law School subject page for application information.
Any travel and accommodation costs associated with this subject are not included in tuition fees.
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