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.
|Unit name||Law of the Oceans and the Antarctic|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Jeffrey McGee|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Understand the key provisions of the law of the sea, Antarctic Treaty system and other international law relating to the oceans and Antarctica.
- Apply this understanding to assess current and/or past developments in international law relating to the oceans and Antarctica.
- Critically assess public statements, public documents and/or commentaries on international law and policy relating to the oceans and Antarctica.
- Effectively present written and oral material on international law and policy relating to the oceans and Antarctica.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:LAW606
|Assessment||Test (20%)|Essay (40%)|Oral presentation (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.