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  • Principles of Construction LawLAWS70314

    Offered:February, AugustYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is designed for construction law students without prior legal training (Construction Law is for students who have a law degree). It provides an overview of the broad spread of the construction law curriculum, from the statutory and common law landscape through legal aspects of projec...

  • International Equality LawLAWS70446

    Offered:MayYear:2019Quotas apply

    Equality and discrimination law is continuing to increase in importance, but remains controversial. This subject examines international and comparative aspects of equality and discrimination law. The subject is not confined to, but will include a focus on labour and employment issues. Equality an...

  • Legal EthicsLAWS50038

    Offered:Semester 1, JulyYear:2019

    Legal Ethics takes special responsibility for the study of professionalism, ethics and public service. Students in Legal Ethics explore the particular role that lawyers play in society, the values of the legal profession, and how the lawyer's role as both an advocate for the client and officer of...

  • Street LawLAWS50102

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    Street Law is an innovative subject that involves JD students visiting diverse secondary schools in Melbourne for the purpose of delivering three lessons on legal topics of interest and relevance to young people. Street Law provides a unique opportunity for students to develop their technical and...

  • Principles of Public LawLAWS50024

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Principles of Public Law offers a foundation understanding of the fundamental principles of both domestic and international public law, in a manner that integrates the two as far as possible, to reflect their increasing interdependence in conditions of internationalisation and globalisation. The...

  • International Human Rights LawLAWS50049

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    International Human Rights Law is a rapidly developing specialty area of public international law, which presents legal advocates with a very particular set of theoretical and practical challenges. Among them are issues associated with the origins of rights; the purported ‘universality’ of human ...

  • Melbourne University Law ReviewLAWS50058

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is available only to editors of Melbourne University Law Review (MULR), who, as editors, are committed to making a substantial intellectual contribution to MULR during the enrolled semester. The nature of the ‘substantial intellectual contribution’ required may vary depending on the ...

  • Post-Conflict State-BuildingLAWS70313

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject deals with the body of law and practice that applies to states as they emerge from conflict and try to build strong, prosperous and responsive communities. It lies at the intersection of several bodies of law including international law, international humanitarian law, international ...

  • Competition LawLAWS50063

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    Competition Law is about the legal regulation of markets as a means of preserving and promoting competition in Australia. As a critical component of micro-economic policy, this field of law is underpinned by economic theory and driven by primarily economic goals. The subject focuses on the way in...

  • PropertyLAWS50030

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the conceptual framework for understanding the principles of real and personal property and examines the role of law in defining and regulating proprietary relationships. The major substantive focus is on Australian land law. Topics include: The concept of pr...

  • Legal ResearchLAWS50039

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is a core element of the JD degree. It provides students in their final year with a capstone supervised research experience. It does so through supervised research seminars or structured projects, generally offered in a small group setting. Students will have the opportunity to work ...

  • Media LawLAWS50096

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject examines the core legal constraints imposed on the media in their publishing activities. The first part of the course requires students to analyse and evaluate broad principles relating to freedom of speech and public interest and their application to the media. It also examines the ...

  • Sports Integrity and InvestigationsLAWS70462

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019Quotas apply

    Sport is renowned for embodying some of the highest and most inspiring of human ideals. Few other pursuits activate the passion with which sport is played and followed. For many people, sport delivers release from the shady aspects of life. This shining image is threatened by corrupt practices ar...

  • International Legal InternshipLAWS70067

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    International Legal Internship allows students to gain credit for undertaking advanced legal research and analysis on an approved international internship of at least eight weeks of full-time work in an approved international institution or organisation. This subject is focused on providing stude...

  • Minor Thesis F/T LLMLAWS70015

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The minor thesis allows students to develop highly specialised expertise in a selected area of law, carrying out independent research to produce a substantial thesis that makes a distinctive contribution to knowledge and the literature in the relevant legal field. Students will develop an advance...

  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Capital MarketsLAWS50108

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    Australian corporate law has become highly specialised. In particular the regulation of capital markets, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), takeovers and schemes of arrangement has become increasingly detailed and intricate. Market participants need to have an understanding...

  • Tax TreatiesLAWS70146

    Offered:AprilYear:2019Quotas apply

    Globally, countries have negotiated more than 3,000 bilateral tax treaties and the number of treaties continues to grow. Tax Treaties provides an in-depth examination of international tax treaties, regarding both inbound and outbound investment. This subject uses the Organisation for Economic Co-...

  • Comparative Legal TraditionsLAWS10006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The rule of law is a hallmark of contemporary Western society. Public perceptions of and attitudes to the law, however, can vary in space and time. This subject explores legal solutions to selected problem scenarios in their broader historical and societal context. The focus is on the main 'famil...

  • Constitutional LawLAWS50028

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject continues the analysis of the laws establishing and regulating the Australian state that began in LAWS50024 Principles of Public Law and that will continue in LAWS50032 Administrative Law. It is structured around the fundamental principles of Australian public law – constitutionalism...

  • International Environmental LawLAWS70219

    Offered:MarchYear:2019Quotas apply

    International environmental law is the field of public international law concerned with the protection of the natural environment, and those aspects of the built environment recognised as world cultural heritage. It is a vitally important branch of international law, seeking as it does to safegua...