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LAWS2226 International Legal Institutions

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Law and Society major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit provides an introduction to the history, theory and structure of some of the key international legal institutions in world politics, such as the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, and the World Trade Organization.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of (a) the nature and scope of international organisations prior to World War II; (b) the formation and roles of some of the key international legal institutions following this period; (c) the relationship of these institutions to international issue areas such as security, human rights and justice; and (d) the sources and subjects of international law and (2) display skills in (a) reading and analysing introductory international relations and international law texts; (b) applying basic legal and political theory to the work of international institutions; (c) researching specific topics using relevant methods and evidence; and (d) written and oral communication..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial participation; (2) research essay; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Juan He
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
LAWS1111 Law, Conflict and Change
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
3 hours per week
Note
Students may also take this unit if they have acquired the equivalent skills in other Level 1 units.
Text

Ian Hurd, International Organizations: Politics, Law, Practice (Cambridge University Press 2014)

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