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A Semester

LAWS523-15A Advanced Civil Litigation

The focus of this paper is current and significant issues in civil litigation, with an emphasis on the ways in which about concerns about access to justice are changing the way in which litigation is practiced across the common law world.

Lecturer: Les Arthur

LAWS526-15A Legal Aspects of Cyber Security

This paper will be one of the core papers in the new Master of Cyber Security degree. It is also open for Law Masters and honours students. It explores the legal aspects of cyber security and cyber crime, by analysing selected legislation and case law relevant to the area of cyber security. The paper covers the ethical and legal boundaries of rights and liability of security professionals.

Lecturer: Wayne Rumbles

LAWS555-15C Comparative and International Indigenous Rights

This paper will comparatively examine the construction and development of the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and domestic and international Law in the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. We will explore: the evolution and origins of International Law in its relationship with Indigenous Peoples; the laws, procedures and institutions of International Law that specifically address Indigenous Peoples concerns and the processes of their on-going development and implementation internationally and domestically in all four countries; the domestic legal/political situation in all four of these countries including land, treaty, governance and political rights; and specific selected contemporary topics of concern to the various Indigenous Peoples in all four nations.

Lecturers: Rob Joseph/Brad Morse

LAWS566-15A Legal Theory

This paper will provide students with an in depth exploration of the jurisprudential arguments/issues/theories surrounding selected fundamental and topical moral/legal issues or debates. Regardless of the topical vehicle examined, students will gain an in depth familiarity with the various schools and methods of jurisprudential and moral thought.

Lecturer: Gay Morgan

LAWS577-15A National and International Human Rights Law

This paper examines the international framework for the promotion and protection of human rights, including civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights and how the standards set can be implemented at the national and international level

Lecturer: Claire Breen

B Semester

LAWS525-15B Contemporary International Indigenous Issues

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the issues that are raised at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, each year, to provide a special insight into the workings of the United Nations on contemporary and topical indigenous issues. An examination of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will be pivotal.

Lecturer: Valmaine Toki

LAWS531-15B International Environmental Law

This paper provides builds upon a basic understanding of international and international environmental law. It combines a synthesis of theory and specific case studies, to enable students to understand the most formidable international environmental problems in the international arena, and the context from which these problems originate. Working with thematic areas of international environmental law, ranging from climate change to biological diversity, specific case studies will also include international environmental law and sustainable development, economic growth, free trade, debt, aid and sovereignty.

Lecturer: Al Gillespie

LAWS534-15B Transnational Criminal Law

Globalised criminal activity has forced states to coordinate their legal responses. This course examines the system of international and domestic laws used by states to suppress transnational criminal activity. First it examines the identification of transnational criminal threats and the development of policy in response. Then it examines the substantive crimes established through treaties. It analyses the contraband offences, crimes of violence and the concept of transnational organised crime. Finally it examines international procedural co-operation. It begins with the foundational issue of jurisdiction and then turns to the steps in that process such as mutual legal assistance and extradition.

Lecturer: Neil Boister

LAWS562-15B International Trade

This paper will provide students with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the law and policies of present-day international trade regulations, both on the multilateral level (and hence an intensive examination of the procedural and substantive law of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)) and on the regional level (the law of Free Trade Agreements).

Lecturer: Sadeq Bigdeli/Alberto Alvarez-Jimenez

LAWS571-15B Special Topic: International Sales and Finance Law

This course discusses the most important legal issues in international sales and finance in the modern global era. Principal topics include: international sale of goods most commonly adopted terms such as FOB, CIF etc., international sale of goods under the terms of the United Nations Convention on the International sale of Goods 1980, passing property and risk, delivery, bills of lading, letters of credit, disputes resolution, jurisdiction and governing law of contracts for international sales and finances.

Lecturer: Leo Liao

T Semester

LAWS513-15C International Business Law

International Business Law is a course that will be useful both to domestic and to international students who intend to focus their careers in the international arena or to those students who intend to work domestically in areas with an international link. It will also be useful to those interested in the policy areas around international business law.

Lecturer: Neil Boister/Gordon Walker


LAWS570-15C Special Topic: Human Rights and Environmental Law (13 – 17 April)

The paper gives an overview of the topic of human rights and the environment and explores the interaction between these two fields. It identifies a number of crosscutting issues, and examines concerns about the relationship between human rights concepts and the need to protect and conserve the environment at international, regional and national levels. It explores significant jurisprudence and human rights instruments relevant to the environment in Europe and North America, drawing lessons from them for the Asia-Pacific.

Lecturer: Ben Boer