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LAW7453E

Faculty of Law

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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.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedPrato Term 2 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Marilyn Pittard; Professor Ann Monotti; Associate Professor John Duns

Synopsis

This unit offers students the opportunity to combine attendance at a law conference in Prato, Italy with their study. The conference is entitled 'Business Innovation: A Legal Balancing Act'. It will analyse the issue of protecting business research and development in the context of different areas of law - intellectual property, workplace, corporate and competition laws. Approaches of the common law and civil jurisdictions, particularly the EU, will be used to inform and provide guidance to the analysis of emerging issues in this field.

Further information on the conference and the Prato program is available at http://www.law.monash.edu.au/business-innovation/index.html.
http://www.law.monash.edu.au/internships/overseas-study-programs/overseas-study-programs-prato-malaysia.html

Objectives

  1. To provide students with the opportunity to develop their learning experience through attendance and participation at an international law conference. The conference will bring together top international researchers conducting research in the areas of intellectual property, workplace, corporate and competition laws as well as judges and senior practising lawyers.
  2. To analyse the issue of protecting business research and development in the context of several areas of law - intellectual property, workplace, corporate and competition laws - and to explore the impact of each area on this issue and how a more harmonised approach might be reached than otherwise occurs where the issue is explored from the viewpoint of one discipline only. Approaches of the common law and civil jurisdictions, particularly the EU, will be used to inform and provide guidance to the analysis of emerging issues in this field. Additional modules will include special classes for students on matters such as law reform, theoretical underpinnings of the conference topics.

Assessment

Research assignment (7,500 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Marilyn Pittard

Contact hours

24 contact hours per teaching period (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)