Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Please refer to the Law School subject page for specific dates.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Semester 1 and Winter Recess (15 hours per week). |
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Permission from the subject coordinator.
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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.
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CoordinatorProf Tania Voon
Melbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
This subject examines the various roles played by lawyers within the international legal order, including as advisers, advocates, negotiators, settlers of disputes, and drafters of legislation, contracts and treaties. Within the integrated theoretical frameworks of legal ethics, professional regulation, comparative law, and public and private international law, students will explore the complex functions and responsibilities of ‘international lawyers’, meaning those operating in the following international contexts:
The class will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with expert guest lecturers on-site at a diverse range of governmental, intergovernmental, non-governmental and private commercial organisations, taking into account recent developments.
A candidate who has successfully completed this subject will:
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Specialist printed materials will be made available from Melbourne Law School.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will have developed the following generic skills:
A maximum of 25 students may enrol in this subject.
Students will be selected through a competitive application process. Further details regarding the subject and how to apply for a place in the subject and a scholarship will be available late in the academic year preceding proposed enrolment.
Students will need to cover the cost of their flights to the United States and travel costs, meals and accommodation within the United States. Up to five needs-based scholarships will be awarded to cover accommodation costs.
The research essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing for honours purposes.
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