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LAWS6243: International Law I

2024 unit information

This unit provides an introduction to public international law. Its purpose is to ensure that students have a thorough understanding of the core principles and problems of, and contemporary issues in, international law. The unit covers the following topics: nature and scope of public international law, sources of public international law, international legal personality, the law of treaties, how title to territory is acquired, state jurisdiction in international law, immunity from jurisdiction, state responsibility for international wrongs, dispute settlement, and the legality of the use of force. This unit is compulsory for students enrolled in the Master of International Law and Graduate Diploma in International Law who have not completed any previous study in international law. The unit must be completed during the first semester of studies. Further information about this unit is available in the Sydney Law School timetable https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/postgraduate-lecture-timetable, unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units and academic staff profile https://www.sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people/academic-staff.html

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Law

Code LAWS6243
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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LAWS1023 or LAWS5005

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate critical thinking and analysis skills
  • LO2. analyse complex fact situations involving issues of public international law, to identify those issues, and to apply relevant legal principles to the problem
  • LO3. undertake postgraduate-level legal research on issues of public international law, to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate sources and authorities, and to use those sources and authorities without violating the rules on academic integrity
  • LO4. write in a clear and logical manner, using plain and concise language and appropriate referencing, on issues of public international law.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1a 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive September 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1a 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive March 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session 1 Early Census 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2021
Normal evening Remote
Semester 1a 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal evening Remote

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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