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International Law (LLM601)

School School of Law
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit deals with the fundamentals of public international law as the legal basis of international relations, aiming to provide students with a working knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles on which this area of law rests. Topics include the history of public international law, its sources, the subjects of international law, concepts such as legal personality and sovereignty, the relationship between international and domestic law, the peaceful settlement of disputes and the use of force in international law.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. To identify and explain the structure, institutions, principles and vocabulary of public international law;
2. To identify and critically analyse the principal sources of public international law;
3. To identify the principal actors in the international legal system, evaluate the processes of their acquisition of legal personality, and analyse the rights and duties public international law places upon them;
4. To discuss critically the central issues of public international law and policy in order to appreciate its dynamic nature, and the interrelationship between the processes of its creation and the conduct with respect to its observance;
5. To consider and evaluate the importance and impact of public international law on and in Australia, particularly with respect to the relationship between the international and Australian legal systems.
Timetabled Learning Activities Five blocks of 5 hours of seminar type lectures
Unit Learning Experiences Seminars will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content and an opportunity to engage collectively with topics in the unit and to test their understanding.
Assessment Assessment depends on number of enrolments. If numbers are 10 or less it will be a research paper and a classroom presentation and discussion based on that paper/ If numbers are too large for that format, the presentation will be replaced by a two-hour written final examination. In either case students will be assessed on their understanding of:
a) the structure, institutions, principles and vocabulary of public international law;
b) the principal sources of public international law;
c) the principal actors in the international legal system;
d) the central issues of public international law and policy; and
e) the importance and impact of public international law on and in Australia, particularly with respect to the relationship between the international and Australian legal systems
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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Unit Coordinator
LLM601
Professor Jurgen Brohmer
Interim Dean Engagement

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6353
e: J.Brohmer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.037 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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