PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
Credit points: 15
This subject introduces students to the history and principles of the public international legal order. It provides students with an understanding of the foundational concepts of international law, its history and contemporary relevance, sources of international law and the role of some key international institutions such as the United Nations. The subject is grounded in both theory and practice in order to better demonstrate how international law works in dealing with a range of issues such as the creation of states, state responsibility, dispute settlement, self-determination, jurisdiction and immunities, and the use of force under international law. Students will be encouraged to critically evaluate the position and relevance of international law by addressing past and current developments in the field.
SchoolLa Trobe Law School
Subject Co-ordinatorMadelaine Chiam
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesIn class discussions, preparation for and participation in Security Council simulation, reflective essays, final assignment
Prerequisites Enrolled in SMCYL OR LAW5PMI OR Permission from the Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) programs
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMadelaine Chiam
Lecture/SeminarWeek: 6 - 7
Four 7.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
Class Presentation (500 words) 15%. The class presentation will be made as part of the Security Council simulation on the final day of the subject.
|Oral presentation||Individual||No||15||SILO1, SILO2|
Reflective Essay (1200 words) 25%.
Take Home Examination (3000 words)
|Other written exam||Individual||No||60||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|