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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the basic principles of private international law and their operation within the Australian legal system. Private International Law (also referred to as Conflict of Laws) is a body of rules applied to legal disputes where one or more of the elements are connected with a foreign jurisdiction. The rules are applied to ascertain the applicable law (choice of law), the forum for the resolution (jurisdiction), and enforcement mechanisms and rules (recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments). Private International Law principles are applied to private disputes including family, contract, property and tort.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesAttendance and lectures/listening to lecture and doing required reading; participation in tutorials.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW2CTA & B - Contract Law A&B; LAW2TOT-Principles of Tort Law


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Compile a legal opinion on private international law principles.
02. Evaluate and analyse a set of facts against private international law principles.
03. Explain the general principles of private international law and in particular, choice of law, jurisdiction and enforcement and recognition of foreign judgments.

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