Courses & Units

Law of Nations LAW608



Pre-requisites are applicable to non-Law students, as well as to Law students. Those wishing to study this unit who do not meet the pre-requisites should contact the Manager Academic Administration - Law about a possible pre-requisite waiver.


This unit examines controversial and topical issues in contemporary public international law including --the role of international politics and international relations in the process of international law, the impact of the United Nations Organisation, current trends in regionalism, the development of developing States, International dispute resolution, and a focus on some emerging areas of importance in international law including outer space, terrorism and our uses of the polar regions.


Unit name Law of Nations
Unit code LAW608
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Teaching staff

Dr Gail Lugten and guest lecturers

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2016: $1,305.00 2016: $1,523.00 090999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



(LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256 & LAW204) OR

(LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW253, LAW204, LAW351 & LAW352) OR

(LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204 & LAW205)


Teaching Pattern

This unit will be taught by blended learning. There will be 10 weeks of three-hour seminars.


One multiple choice test and geography test in Week 8 (20%), Take-home exam (papers distributed in Week 8, and submitted week 11) (80%)

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