LAW318 Law of the Sea

Updated: 13 September 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 24cp in Law including (LS100 or LAW100) and (LS101 or LAW101) or LLM533
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LLM618 or LLM518

It is helpful but not essential that students have studied International Law.

Combined Units LLM518 - Law of the Sea
Coordinator(s) Cameron Moore (
Unit Description

The unit will focus on the public aspects of International Law concerning control and use of the Sea. The unit examines the theoretical, policy and legal issues with respect to the world's oceans. Historical aspects, sources of the law, navigation, jurisdictional development, environmental issues and the powers and responsibilities of a coastal state in its maritime jurisdictions will all be examined. The unit will discuss the regional development of the law of the sea with respect to Australia.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the principles underpinning law of the sea, including the legal framework for maritime activities and how it develops in order to meet new threats as well as enduring tensions and Australia's implementation of law of the sea;
  2. use well-developed and autonomous judgement to develop persuasive legal arguments, using appropriative technical language, that identify, critically analyse and consolidate contemporary legal issues, legitimacy, coherence and integrity and the process of development of law of the sea; and
  3. use advanced communication skills to demonstrate the skills of legal research techniques and legal reasoning to develop independent views on legal issues that critically evaluate and synthesise future developments of law of the sea.