MLT345 - Criminal Justice Study Tour


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Study Tour

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


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

This unit requires students to attend a supervised overseas study tour in North Carolina and Washington

USA: North Carolina (Chapel Hill): 4 hour seminar per day, 4 x 4 hour site visits.

Washington: 20 hours of intensive learning activities


Special enrolment procedure applies.

Enrolment in this program is by application only. Applications for 2018 programs will open on the following dates:

  • T2 2018 programs – March 2018
  • T3 2018 programs – July 2018

Please add yourself to our expression of interest list and we will contact you when applications open. For further information on international study opportunities please go here.


This study tour will examine selected topics in criminal procedure and criminal justice in the United States.  The specialist curriculum content will be taught at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), by leading academics.  In addition, local practitioners - including a State District Court Judge - will provide an insight into the practical workings of the criminal justice system.  The course will provide an excellent basis on which to develop a comparative perspective on the operation of the criminal justice system in the United States and Australia.  While based in Chapel Hill, students will have access to a prestigious American Law School, live in an American University town and be exposed to an American Law School teaching model (which is somewhat different to the approach usually adopted in Australian Law Schools).

The second phase of the program will be located in Washington DC.  Further input into the program will come through the contribution of prosecutors working for the Department of Justice (specialising in organised crime and drug prosecutions) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Students will be based on the Georgetown University Campus Conference Centre.  While in Washington students will have the opportunity to visit the United States Supreme Court.  There will also be opportunities to visit Congress and other iconic legal sites.

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