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International Law (11267.1)

Level: Advanced Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice



This unit provides students with an understanding of the principles, sources, processes and institutions of both public and private international law. The relationship between international and domestic law is considered where relevant. An understanding of the development and relevance of public and private international law in relation to a number of contemporary challenges is also considered.

This unit may be co-taught with a PG version of the unit.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify, explain and analyse the core principles of public international law;

2. Identify, explain and analyse the core principles of private international law; and

3. Use legal research and analysis, problem solving and writing to apply international law principles in practice.

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour problem-based learning activity per week.


This unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Justice Studies course.

Students must have passed at least 36 credit points, including unit 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.



Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

8062 International Law 7038 International Trade Law

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