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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Pre-requisites

Any 12 Units (144 credit points) at tertiary level

Co-requisites

N/A

Anti-requisites

N/A

Unit aim

Introduces students to Global Legal Pluralism, an approach to law that seeks to understand the international and transnational legal system by expanding the range of what counts as law and considering how legal, quasi-legal and governmental systems might best manage the interaction among multiple law-making communities. 

Unit content

Topic 1: An Introduction to Global Legal Pluralism

Topic 2: An Introduction to the law of jurisdiction

Topic 3: An Introduction to the law of choice-of-law

Topic 4: An Introduction to the law of recognition of judgments

Topic 5: Case studies in non-state legal orders

Topic 6: Global Legal Pluralism as a normative project

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts of Global Legal Pluralism Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
2 Explain the differing approaches available to resolve conflict of laws problems Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
3 Analyse strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to conflict of laws problems Intellectual rigour Creativity
4 Demonstrate an understanding of how to conceptualize law to include non-formal legal systems Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts of Global Legal Pluralism
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Explain the differing approaches available to resolve conflict of laws problems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Analyse strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to conflict of laws problems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of how to conceptualize law to include non-formal legal systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.