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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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesReading, Seminar Discussion, Take Home Exam, Research Assignment

Capstone subjectNo

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


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. Demonstrate advanced comprehension of Australian refugee law and policy
02. Demonstrate advanced comprehension of international law relating to refugees and asylum seekers
03. Demonstrate advanced skills in identifying, using and appraising research material relevant to resolving contemporary refugee protection problems
04. Evaluate Australian refugee law and policy critically and at an advanced level
05. Demonstrate advanced written communication skills appropriate for the dissemination of legal research to legal and non-legal audiences

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