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LAW5151

Faculty of Law

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2011

Synopsis

Examination of private international law texts in the light of different legal systems. Convention on the International Sale of Goods (Vienna Convention). Oral Advocacy in an arbitration setting. International Mooting Competition - some students selected for Vienna.

Objectives

Upon completion of this unit, students should

  1. have an exposure to aspects of international sale of goods, private international law, and comparative law;
  2. develop a familiarity with and practice in arbitration;
  3. develop oral skills of presentation of legal material before a panel of experts from different legal systems;
  4. gain an appreciation of their own legal system, its limitations, and an appreciation of other legal systems and their limitations;
  5. experience the concept of thorough preparation of a particular case and the opportunity to match their preparation with that of other equally prepared students.

Assessment

Writing two memoranda (Team) 20%
Mooting: 80%

Prerequisites

LAW1100 or LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104; LAW2100 or LAW2101 and LAW2102