LAWS90084 Comparative Foreign Affairs Law
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:
November, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
This subject has a quota of 30 students. Please refer to the Melbourne Law Masters website for further information about the management of subject quotas and waitlists.
Timetable can be viewed here.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 29-33 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
The pre-teaching period commences four weeks before the subject commencement date. From this time, students are expected to access and review the Reading Guide that will be available from the LMS subject page and the subject materials provided by the subject coordinator, which will be available from Melbourne Law School. Refer to the Reading Guide for confirmation of which resources need to be read and what other preparation is required before the teaching period commences.
Melbourne Law Masters Students: None
JD Students: None
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Students should have taken subjects in both constitutional law and international law.
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:|| |
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support.
|Subject Overview:|| |
Constitutions in most countries grant power over external affairs to national (not sub-national) governments and to the political branches (not the courts). However, the allocation of governmental power over external affairs is changing in response to changing conditions. In recent years, executive officials have responded to novel national security threats by appropriating power previously exercised by legislatures. The rapid growth of cross-border activities has given domestic courts a greater role in cases implicating external affairs. The global diffusion of international human rights norms has shifted responsibility for compliance with international legal obligations from national to sub-national governments. The subject will explore these developments. Students interested in the intersection between law and foreign affairs will benefit from this subject.
Professor Sloss is an internationally renowned expert in both United States foreign affairs law and comparative constitutional law.
This subject provides a comparative perspective on the allocation of governmental power over the conduct of external affairs. Subject materials will draw primarily from four countries: Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Principal topics include:
|Learning Outcomes:|| |
A student who has successfully completed this subject will:
A minimum of 75% attendance is a hurdle requirement.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Specialist printed materials will be made available free of charge from the Melbourne Law School prior to the pre-teaching period.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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|Links to further information:||law.unimelb.edu.au|
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