Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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, or view unit timetables.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2012


For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html


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.

Further information on the Prato program is available at http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/study-opportunities/overseas-study/index.html


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
Topic/topics to be approved by the unit lecturer.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr. Colin Campbell

Contact hours

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


- 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 Director/Convenor, there is significant overlap in subject matter.