Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:March, 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). |
Total Time Commitment:
Permission from the subject coordinator.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the School’s programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study at Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Bruce Oswald, Prof 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 interlocutors 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:
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Specialist printed materials will be made available from Melbourne Law School.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will have developed the following skills:
A maximum of 25 students may enrol in this subject. Details on quota subject selection are available on the JD website.
Students will be selected through a competitive application process. Further details regarding the subject, how to apply for a place in the subject, and related financial issues 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.
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