Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit will provide an advanced course of study and reflection contemporary national and international conflicts of law issues. In particular, the unit will identify and deeply analyse the effect that globalisation is having on a range of existing legal rules and regulatoryregimes.  The unit will consider whether globalization is rendering existing legal rules inadequate and in need of fundamental reappraisal.

Topics for consideration will include judicial jurisdiction, jurisdiction in cyberspace, forum non conveniens, international parallelproceedings (especially the increasing use of anti-suit injunctions), provisional and protective measures in international litigation, the recognition and enforcement of judgments and the Hague Choice of Court Convention.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPatrick Keyzer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in JD, Masters of Law or the Master of Cybersecurity (Law) or Director of JD Programmes approval.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGlobalization and Private Dispute Resolution: Reading MaterialsRecommended 2016McEvoy, ed

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an advanced level of theoretical knowledge of the core principles and values of private international law.

Group presentations, take home examination, Research essay

02. Understand the complex philosophical and legal underpinnings of private international law.

Group presentations, take home examination, Research essay

03. Apply advanced creative, cognitive and collaborative skills to produce and communicate a sophisticated piece of legal research.

Group presentations, take home examination, Research essay

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatrick Keyzer

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentations (500 words per student)10 01
Take home examination (3500 word equivalent)60 01, 02
Research essay (1500 word equivalent)30 03