law5rlc refugee law




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores aspects of Australian refugee law and policy in a regional and international context. The subject examines the international and domestic legal frameworks for dealing with refugees. The subject also considers the political and social context in which law and policy is formulated and applied. Throughout the subject the role of law in promoting refugee protection is evaluated; areas requiring reform are identified; and strategies for change considered. Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their research and writing skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSavitri Taylor

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 AMIDV or AMIRL or LMLE or have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs

Co-requisites N/A

Incompatible subjects N/A

Equivalent subjects N/A

Special conditions N/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced comprehension of Australian refugee law and policy

Reading, Seminar Discussion, Take Home Exam, Research Assignment

02. Demonstrate advanced comprehension of international law relating to refugees and asylum seekers

Reading, Seminar Discussion, Take Home Exam, Research Assignment

03. Demonstrate advanced skills in identifying, using and appraising research material relevant to resolving contemporary refugee protection problems

Reading, Research Assignment

04. Evaluate Australian refugee law and policy critically and at an advanced level

Reading, Seminar Discussions, Research Assignment

05. Demonstrate advanced written communication skills appropriate for the dissemination of legal research to legal and non-legal audiences

Research Assignment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2019, Week 35-39, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSavitri Taylor

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 35 - 39
Five 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 39 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
2500 word Take Home Exam4001, 02
4000 word Research Assignment6001, 02, 03, 04, 05