MLL419 - Contemporary International Legal Challenges (Intensive)

Year:

2021 unit information

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

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only

Prerequisite:

Must have completed 8 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

30 contact hours: 6 contact hours per day (2 x 1-hour classes and 2 x 2-hour seminars) for 5 days

Trimester 2 Intensive Dates: to be advised (July 2021)

Topic: War crimes, National Security and digital defence

Students will have the opportunity to do the following:

  • Assess the impact of International Law on National Security 
  • Consider leadership liability for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture. 
  • Consider digital defence solutions in a range of contexts including border protection and surveillance, humanitarian assistance and seaborne trade security 

Trimester 3 Intensive Dates: to be advised

Topic: International Terrorism with a focus on Legal frameworks and criminal justice responses.

Students will have the opportunity to do the following:

  • Assess the important role which respect for the Rule of Law and fundamental human rights play in effective counter-terrorism 
  • Understand definitions, extraterritorial and universal jurisdiction and domestic legal frameworks. 
  • Consider victim rights, to include human trafficking and compulsion of foreign fighters. 
  • Analyse fair trial rights for accused persons, to include evidence of radicalisation and sentencing. 
Note:

 If you are not able to enrol, please email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

Content

This unit, as with MLL418 Contemporary Legal Issues, is explicitly intended to extend skills and knowledge, developed in core subjects studied in the law curriculum, but hereby exploring key contemporary international 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 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

Unit Fee Information

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