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Advanced Public International Law - LAWS5108

Year - 2020

This unit provides an opportunity for students who are familiar with the basic institutions and processes of public international law to broaden and deepen their understanding by studying several international law topics of conceptual importance and contemporary relevance. It follows that a prerequisite is the unit LAWS1023 Public International Law or LAWS5005 Public International Law, or an equivalent unit undertaken at another institution. The topics covered by this unit are: (1) the relationship between international law and Australian law; (2) the interpretation of treaties; (3) the international law of the sea; (4) international environmental law; (5) international law governing the polar regions; (6) the law of international organisations; and (7) systems of compliance and dispute settlement in international law.

2x2hr seminars/week for 10 weeks

3,000wd essay (30%) and 2hr exam (70%)


LAWS1018 or LAWS1023 or LAWS2005 or LAWS5005


LAWS3009 or LAWS3408


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Mary Crock, Prof Chester Brown
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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