LAW AND PRACTICE OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

LCR2CBP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject identifies and critically evaluates the laws and practices undertaken to protect Australia at its seaports and airports.  Set within the context of contemporary geopolitical events, the course will explore security challenges for Australia including terrorism and population displacement and identifies and critically evaluates frameworks and rules governing the processing and movement of travellers and goods, managing border threats, undertaking patrols and surveillance, boarding and searching aircraft and vessels, enforcing legislation and exercise regulatory powers, conducting investigations and conducting digital forensics. 



SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzie O'Toole

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in an undergraduate degree offered by the School of Law or permission of the Course Co-ordinator or delegate.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations may take this subject as a Law Elective

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLaw and Practice of Customs and Border ProtectionPrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a capacity to understand and critically evaluate key concepts relating to customs and border protection

Activities:
Lectures, concept presentations and tutorials emphasizing the meaning of legal terminology. Students are required to use new language in discussion and written settings. Assessment requiring identification and analysis of key concepts requiring reading and analysis of primary and secondary legal materials. Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Explain and critique case-based and statutory principles relating to customs and border protection

Activities:
Frameworks for doctrines explained and illustrated in presentations, individual student reading of cases and texts provided in the Course Materials and in-class discussions to clarify and evaluate applications. Case readings, recorded strategic case presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrate an understanding of the key policy issues arising in the management of border security, particularly in the context of mass human movement globally

Activities:
Argument development and evaluation modelled through case-study examples in lectures and concept presentations. Individual student reading of cases and textbooks and in- class discussions to clarify and evaluate applications. Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Write effectively using the principles of plain legal English

Activities:
Tutorial discussion and concept presentations emphasising the necessity for clarity; modelling of written case studies, assessment tasks requiring written communication to a range of audiences.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie O'Toole

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (1500 word equivalent)To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.30 01, 04
One take home exam (3-hour examination 3000 word equivalent)70 01, 02, 03, 04