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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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesSeminars, assessment

Capstone subjectNo

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

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. Locate, appraise and appropriately use research material relevant to law and globalisation.
02. Analyse and synthesise scholarly materials relevant to law and globalisation.
03. Discuss, from a legal perspective, the role of key legal institutions in shaping processes of globalisation
04. Evaluate the regulation of global flows and processes from a range of legal and non-legal perspectives.

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