PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW IN AUSTRALIA

LAW3PVL

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the basic principles of private international law and their operation within the Australian legal system. Private International Law (also referred to as Conflict of Laws) is a body of rules applied to legal disputes where one or more of the elements are connected with a foreign jurisdiction. The rules are applied to ascertain the applicable law (choice of law), the forum for the resolution (jurisdiction), and enforcement mechanisms and rules (recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments). Private International Law principles are applied to private disputes including family, contract, property and tort.

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 LAW2CTA & B - Contract Law A&B; LAW2TOT-Principles of Tort Law

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Compile a legal opinion on private international law principles.

Activities:
Attendance and lectures/listening to lecture and doing required reading; participation in tutorials.

02. Evaluate and analyse a set of facts against private international law principles.

Activities:
Attendance and lectures/listening to lecture and doing required reading; participation in tutorials.

03. Explain the general principles of private international law and in particular, choice of law, jurisdiction and enforcement and recognition of foreign judgments.

Activities:
Attendance and lectures/listening to lecture and doing required reading; participation in tutorials.

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