PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW

LAW5PIL

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In LAW5PIL (Public International Law), students are introduced to rules that govern relationships within the international community between States, States and other subjects of international law, and to a limited extent between States and their citizens. Students are provided the opportunity to reflect on substantive values underlying international law with particular focus on the relationship between international law and national law and 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 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW5PMI Legal Process Methods and Institutions and must be enrolled in Juris Doctor

Co-requisites N/A

Incompatible subjects N/A

Equivalent subjects N/A

Special conditions Must be admitted to Juris Doctor degree or have permission from the Director of Programs (Law School).

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate comprehensive 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. Competing assessment tasks 4. Undertaking prescribed readings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Reflect on and 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 readings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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 readings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
1. Participating in class activities 2. Engaging with teaching materials 3. Completing assessment tasks 4. Undertaking prescribed readings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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