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Philosophy of International Law - LAWS5175

Year - 2020

This course examines and evaluates traditional theories of law through the lens of their deployment in the changing context of world society and global governance. It has been supposed that there is no difference in kind between the law internal to a state, and that which exists in the global arena. But the rapid development of norms and institutions used in global governance over the last half century has cast doubt on this assumption. The course surveys leading theories of law and attempt to apply them to the vast and evolving array of international law-related activity. Topics include the nature and role of customary law, enforcement and compliance, transnational authority, 'hard' and 'soft' law, human rights, and international responsibility, among others.

Classes
1 x 3hr seminar/week for 13 weeks

Assessment
Class participation (10%), 1500wd mid-semester report (30%), and 4000wd essay (60%)

Additional information
This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD

Prohibitions

LAWS3475

Details

Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
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? Yes
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Michael Sevel
HECS Band: 3
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