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Aug 21 - International Legal Issues is a Course

Aug 21 - International Legal Issues

Ended 30 Dec 2021
4 credits

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Full course description


To foster a learner’s knowledge, understanding, and ability to analyse international legal issues that individuals and states may face in a rapidly changing world. On completion of this module, learners will have and overview of the following: the world’s legal systems; conflict of the world’s legal systems; international dispute resolution; and international trade systems.



Dr Nobumichi Teramura

Dr Nobumichi Teramura is Assistant Professor of ASEAN and Asia-Wide Regionalisation at the Institute of Asian Studies, University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and Associate at the University of Sydney Law School Centre (CAPLUS), specialising in business law, with a particular interest in arbitration, private international law as a Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School

His goal is to contribute to promoting legal dialogue among countries in the Asia-Pacific to enhance the economic integration of the region. He is active in developing institutional academic links among these countries, not only for himself, but also for his colleagues and students




  Online forums will be used to support the scaffolding of knowledge, understanding and abilities. The teaching style will include video conferencing, discussion forums and activity based learning techniques. The focus of the teaching style will be determined through learning diagnostics, undertaken by students, which will identify learning styles needs. A cooperative learning framework is used as a means of supporting equity for both teaching and learning styles.


What you get

  • Common Law
  • Civil Law
  • Religious Law, customary law, mixed legal systems and UN's legal systems
  • Choice of court (jurisdiction)
  • Choice of law (conflict of laws)
  • Recoginistion and enforcement of foreign judgements
  • International abitration
  • International mediation
  • International litigation
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its trade regulations
  • International trade agreements (free trade agreement (FTA), international investment agreement (IIA), regional trade agreements, etc)
  • International trade disputes around the world (US-China trade war, Australia-China trade war, etc.)