law5lgb law and globalisation



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the role of law and legal institutions in driving, limiting and shaping processes of globalisation. It is structured around three modules: Module One introduces principal legal institutions such as the state and the corporation, as well as multilateral bodies such as World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organisation. Module Two examines law as regulating various global flows and phenomena, such as migration, trade, investment, climate change, etc. Module Three investigates legal efforts to address global inequalities, including human rights, aid and legal empowerment of the poor. While the subject equips students with a broad and critical understanding of law in globalisation, students also have an opportunity to pursue more in-depth analysis of a particular topic of interest, through a guided research assessment.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLaura Griffin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMJD or LML or LMLGBL or LMCL or LMLAW or LMLE or have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Locate, appraise and appropriately use research material relevant to law and globalisation.

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02. Analyse and synthesise scholarly materials relevant to law and globalisation.

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03. Discuss, from a legal perspective, the role of key legal institutions in shaping processes of globalisation

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04. Evaluate the regulation of global flows and processes from a range of legal and non-legal perspectives.

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