Courses & Units

Law of the Oceans and the Antarctic LAW191

Hobart

Introduction

The ‘blue economy’ of oceans related industries is set for significant expansion in the first half of twenty first century. Australia has one of the largest areas of ocean estate in the world. Tasmania is also are a global centre for scientific research, governance and logistical support for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. This unit leverages of these strengths to provide students with essential knowledge and understanding of the key international legal regimes and policy debates relating to the oceans and Antarctic region. The unit will examine the key provisions of treaties and institutions such as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Antarctica Treaty System and International Whaling Commission, which govern scientific research, environmental protection, marine resource harvesting and other human uses of the oceans and Antarctic region. The unit will also introduce students to the interplay between international law and geopolitics that shape the rules and institutions governing the future of our oceans and the Antarctic region.

Summary

Unit name Law of the Oceans and the Antarctic
Unit code LAW191
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Associate Professor Jeff McGee

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the key provisions of the law of the sea, Antarctic Treaty system and other international law relating to the oceans and Antarctica.
  2. Apply this understanding to assess current and/or past developments in international law relating to the oceans and Antarctica.
  3. Critically assess public statements, public documents and/or commentaries on international law and policy relating to the oceans and Antarctica.
  4. Effectively present written and oral material on international law and policy relating to the oceans and Antarctica.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090999 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $1,812.50

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

LAW606

Teaching

Assessment

Short answer test, 40 minutes (20%), Oral presentation, 10 minutes (40%) Essay, 2500 words (40%)

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Textbooks

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