MLJ729 - Contemporary International Legal Challenges (Intensive)


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For students in M729 Juris Doctor and M726 Master of Laws only


M729 students - must have completed 8 law units

M726 students - must have completed 4 law units

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

In-person attendance requirements

Trimester 2 Cloud Intensive Dates: For T2 2022 Only.

30 contact hours: 10 contact hours per week (2 x 4-hour classes and 1 x 2-hour seminar) over 3 weeks 

Week A 

Monday 18 July 9am to 1pm  

Tuesday 19 July 9am to 1pm  

Thursday 21 July 5pm to 7pm 

Week B 

Monday 25 July 9am to 1pm  

Tuesday 26 July 9am to 1pm  

Thursday 28 July 5pm to 7pm 

Week C 

Monday 1 August 9am to 1pm  

Tuesday 2 August 9am to 1pm  

Thursday 4 August 5pm to 7pm 

Topic: International Art Law, Organised Crime and the Digital Marketplace

Trimester 3 2022 Intensive Dates:

Introductory sessions ONLINE

Monday 14 November 9am to 1pm

Tuesday 15 November 9am to 1pm


Tuesday 12 December 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Wednesday 13 December 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Thursday 14 December 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Friday 15 December 10am to 2pm.

Topic: Business, Human Rights and International sanctions: Ukraine, Afghanistan and Myanmar


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This unit, on Contemporary International Legal Challenges, is explicitly intended to extend skills and knowledge, developed in core subjects studied in the law curriculum, by exploring key contemporary issues in a selected area of law. This is done with a lens provided by an externally recognised expert in the field. The unit will focus on a specialist area while simultaneously investigating the wider implications for other areas. Students will analyse specific legal issues and controversies within the selected area, taking into account social attitudes, institutional practices, relevant laws and legal processes. (The specialist area that forms the subject of this unit will vary bi-annually. Specific details will be identified by DLS and notified to students as these become known and prior to enrolment being made available). The essential focus of the unit will be to reflect on issues of legal principle relating to specific emerging issues and controversies and to develop forward-thinking strategies and solutions to address emerging law and public policy issues.


Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: completion and submission of the 3-minute video recording prior to the commencement of the course.

From Trimester 2 2022:

Unit Fee Information

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