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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - 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.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedPrato Trimester 2 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)JD Program Director - Ms Oyiela Litaba; LLM Program Convenor - Associate Professor John Duns


The unit enables students to engage in overseas study and research in an area of international or comparative law or the legal system of a country or countries outside Australia.
Classes will take place at the Prato campus and will be linked to a specified LLB unit. Students will enrol in Overseas Study and Research in conjunction with attendance at the scheduled classes for a specified LLB unit chosen from a list of Prato based units approved by Postgraduate Studies Committee.


The student successfully completing this unit should have:

  1. Significantly extended their understanding in the area of international law, comparative law, or the laws of a legal system or legal systems outside Australia
  2. Demonstrated a high level of achievement in relation to each of the objectives of a specified LLB unit
  3. Demonstrated the capacity to undertake independent legal research
  4. Displayed advanced analytical competence
  5. Further developed their skills in the presentation of legal writing


Students will be required to attend at least 80% of classes in the associated unit and take part in any 'class participation' tasks as a hurdle requirement prior to submission of either:
Research paper (7,500 words): 100%
Two research papers/assignments (3,750 words each): 50% each
(on a topic/topics to be approved by the unit lecturer)

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor John Duns


+ Any prerequisites in place for the associated LLB unit
+ The achievement of at least 10 units or 60 credit points towards the JD
+ Permission of the Program Director/Convenor in liaison with the lecturer of the associated unit and the Director International


Any coursework unit or graduate research paper where, in the view of the Program Convenor, there is significant overlap in subject matter.