LLM518 Law of the Sea

Updated: 13 September 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in JD or LLM or SJD prior to 2015; or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule a or b - Australian); or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule a or b - non-Australian) and LLM533; or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule c) and 54cp including LLM533
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LAW318 or LLM618
Notes None
Combined Units LAW318 - Law of the Sea
Coordinator(s) Cameron Moore (cmoore6@une.edu.au)
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 an advanced and coherent understanding of the nature and scope of the law of the sea including knowledge of 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 the law of the sea;
  2. use initiative and judgement to analyse critically, synthesise, evaluate and consolidate legal concepts, values and rules of the law of the sea to construct persuasive legal arguments, using appropriate technical language, in discussing contemporary legal issues; the law's legitimacy, coherence and integrity; and the processes that contributed to its development; and
  3. use cognitive and creative skills to access both domestic and international sources, employing the skills of legal research techniques, reasoning and argument, to develop and coherently communicate independent opinions on legal issues relevant to the relationship between Australian law and the international law.