Courses & Units

Law of the Oceans and the Antarctic LAW606

Introduction

This unit will focus on the development of the international Law of the Sea as a global commons. The concepts of res communes, res nullius and sovereignty will be extended to include the Antarctic continent and its surrounding waters. The unit has a particular emphasis on the legal and policy regimes for the protection of marine capture fisheries. This is a subject of increasing global importance not only for the crucial contribution that fish make to the world’s well-being and prosperity, but also because fish are a vital source of food security offering nutrition and protein for much of our increasing global population.

Summary

Unit name Law of the Oceans and the Antarctic
Unit code LAW606
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator Doctor Gail Lugten
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how the law of the sea has developed historically, and how it continues to evolve in reaction to a changing geo-socio-political environment
  • Evaluate through thematic case studies pertaining to the oceans and the Antarctic how and why different States and entities are impacting on the development and content of the public international law of common spaces
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Requisites

Prerequisites

LAW204 - Administrative Law) AND ((LAW250 - Constitutional Law AND LAW251 - Contract Law AND LAW252 - Foundations of Private Law AND LAW253 - Foundations of Public Law AND LAW254 - International Law AND LAW255 - Legal Reasoning AND LAW256 - Torts) OR (LAW222 - Contract Law B AND LAW223 - Torts A AND LAW224 - Torts B AND LAW225 - Criminal Law A AND LAW226 - Criminal Law B AND LAW205 - Constitutional Law 1 AND LAW221 - Contract Law A) OR (LAW221 - Contract Law A AND LAW222 - Contract Law B AND LAW223 - Torts A AND LAW224 - Torts B AND LAW351 - Criminal Law A AND LAW352 - Criminal Law B and Criminal Procedure AND LAW253 - Foundations of Public Law)

Teaching

AssessmentTest or quiz (30%)|Essay (70%)
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Textbooks

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