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International Advocacy - JURD7388
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Faculty: Faculty of Law
School:  School of Law
Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Postgraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisites: LAWS1001, LAWS1011; or LAWS1610; Corequisite: LAWS2311 or LAWS1010
Excluded: LAWS3188, LAWS8082
Fee Band:   (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course has a dual aim: to train students in advocacy before courts and tribunals, and to develop and enhance students' understanding of litigation in international fora. Students will be provided with an excellent grounding in issues arising in litigation on the international stage, including jurisdiction, admissibility, interim measures, principles of state responsibility and remedies. The course will focus on a variety of international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, international commercial arbitration, the WTO Dispute Panel, the UN Human Rights Committee, and others. The course will also have a practical component aimed at enhancing the advocacy skills of participants and applying the theory to the practical aspects of the conduct of international advocacy. Students will be involved in the preparation and presentation of a hypothetical case before an international tribunal of their choice and will be given the opportunity to develop their advocacy skills, including the preparation of written submissions and delivery of oral submissions, in a non-competitive context. Those students not interested in the advocacy dimension of the course have the option of completing an essay focussing on international courts and tribunals. This course is the preferred prerequisite for the International Moot program.

Recommended Prior Knowledge
None, but JURD7481 Public International Law or equivalent is a recommended pre- or co-requisite.

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