PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW

LAW3PIL

2015

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 LAW1LIM or POL1SNS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW2PIL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Be able to provide advisory opinions on international law issues.

Activities:
Tutorial tasks and discussion of legal principles in lectures and tutorials.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Be able to provide basic international legal analysis of contemporary events and issues in world politics.

Activities:
Tutorial tasks and discussion of legal principles in lectures and tutorials.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

03. Be able to carry out international legal research at an undergraduate level.

Activities:
Research tutorial; Tutorial tasks and discussion of legal principles in lectures.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Class requirements

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.

Lecture Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tutorial participationTutorial participation requirements will be provided in the first lecture (to be submitted online).20 01, 02
one 2,250 word take-home or mid-semester examIf take-home, online submission required.40 01, 02
one 2,250-word essayHard-copy and online submission required.40 02, 03