PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW

LAW3PIL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are introduced to concepts and doctrines of Public International Law. Public International Law is about rules that govern relationships within the international community including between States, States and other subjects of international law, and to a limited extent between States and citizens of States. Students are provided the opportunity to reflect on substantive values underlying international law and the relationship between international and domestic law is considered with a focus on enforceability of international obligations. Topics covered include sources of international law, the creation and recognition of states, state responsibility, state jurisdiction and immunity, international dispute resolution and the use of force under international law. Students are equipped to reflect on domestic and international political events from an international rule of law perspective.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted to a Bachelor of Laws degree or Bachelor of International Relations LAW1LIM or POL1SNS

Co-requisites N/A

Incompatible subjects LAW2PIL

Equivalent subjects N/A

Special conditions Enrolment in this subject is by application. Preference is given to students in their penultimate or final year.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificPrinciples of International LawPrescribedStephen Hall, Most currentLexisNexis

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate basic understanding of public international law principles that regulate the behaviour of States within the international system and the role of States and the United Nations in their development and enforcement.

Activities:
1. Participating in class activities 2. Engaging with teaching materials 3. Completing assessment tasks 4. Undertaking prescribed reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Writing
Creative Problem-solving

02. Critically evaluate the operation and application of customary and treaty-based public international law principles in contemporary world events.

Activities:
1. Participating in class activities 2. Engaging with teaching materials 3. Completing assessment tasks 4. Undertaking prescribed reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

03. Exercise critical thinking and judgement in the application of public international law principles to problems arising within the international system.

Activities:
1. Participating in class activities 2. Engaging with teaching materials 3. Completing assessment tasks 4. Undertaking prescribed reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving

04. Undertake international legal research and analysis for the purposes of composing clear and coherent written advisory opinion on international law issues.

Activities:
1. Participating in class activities 2. Engaging with teaching materials 3. Completing assessment tasks 4. Undertaking prescribed reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size70

Enrolment information Mandatory quota applied by the Law School to all Winter subjects. Application to the School Admin Office.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"3, 5, 9, 11 and 13 July 2018"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Participation in class discussions and submission of written work. (4 x 250 words)Discussion tasks for each topic are included in the Reading Guide and also set out on LMS. Students are required to participate in class discussions on each task and to submit written answers on specified tasks online. Participation in class discussion and submission of written work on 4 tasks each worth 5%.20 01, 02, 03, 04
One take-home examination (2000 words)Online Submission40 01, 02, 03, 04
Essay (2000 words)Online Submission 40 01, 02, 03, 04