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MLL277 - International Law

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:MLL377
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: John Morss
Cohort rule:For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
Prerequisite:

Students enrolled before 2019: MLL110
Students commencing from 2019: MLL110 and MLL113

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class and 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 2 hour class (recordings provided) and 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week

Content

The nature, principles, structure and institutions of public international law are studied to enable students to develop an understanding of past and current issues concerning international affairs from an international law perspective. Topics include: the history, nature, sources, and subjects of international law; jurisdictions and immunity; creation and recognition of states and governments; the United Nations and International Court of Justice; human rights; refugees and the use of force.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

  At the completion of this unit students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Comprehend contemporary public international law as a discipline within legal studies

GLO 1 Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Critically analyse judicial statements other authoritative sources and scholarly commentaries in public international

GLO 4  Critical thinking

ULO3

Comprehend the global context in which nations states peoples and other communities attempt to coordinate and regulate their interactions

GLO 8  Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year.

Assessment

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Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment:  (Individual) Research essay on individual topic to be approved by the Unit Chair, completed and graded in stages with feedback. 4000 words 40% Week 9
Examination 2 hours 60% Exam period
       

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MLL277 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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