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Globalisation and International Economic Law (4-day Masterclass)

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Alumni & Friends of Monash Law

Exclusively for our valued Alumni and their friends, this is an exciting opportunity to take part in this select Masters elective for professional development without the onerous requirements of a full student enrolment.

How is globalization changing the nature of international law, international society and global governance?

CLASS DATES: 21, 23, 28, 30 August, 9.00am - 4.30pm

Dual Delivery Mode
This is a dual delivery mode, meaning attendees from the Alumni & Friends Program and Law Masters students share the classroom experience. Alumni & Friends attendees are not enrolled as students and do not complete unit assessment for credit.

Overview
Designed to critically examine the phenomenon of globalization, and the related changes currently underway in contemporary international economic law, this class has a particular focus on the role of international economic law institutions, such as the WTO, IMF and World Bank, as they grapple with the many new issues which globalization has thrust onto their agendas.

Registrants will undertake a multidisciplinary examination of the phenomenon of globalization and the associated transformation underway in contemporary international economic law and will employ tools and perspectives from a variety of the disciplines which have been used to examine globalization, such as economics, political theory, moral philosophy and sociology. Then use these tools to consider issues such as the changing nature of international and global society (and what, if any, is the difference between the two); pressure on traditional concepts of boundaries, citizenship and nationality; the problem of inequality in the global distribution of resources; challenges to sovereignty and emerging forms of global governance; and how existing and new international institutions can better manage this emerging global social policy agenda.

Outcomes

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of globalization and the associated transformation underway in contemporary international economic law; principal theoretical perspectives; and the application of these perspectives to selected issues in globalization studies and the operation of international economic law institutions with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning

  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to globalization and international economic law.

  • Conduct research in the empirical and legal bases of issues in globalization studies and the operation of international economic law institutions based on knowledge of appropriate research principle and methods

  • Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to globalization and international economic law.

Who should attend
Law, government and allied professionals with an interest in humanitarian and international law.

24 CPD units
Please check with your CPD scheme to confirm how many units you can accrue.


Presenter: Professor Frank Garcia

Frank Garcia ImageFrank J. Garcia is Professor of Law and a Law School Fund Research Scholar at the Boston College of Law School, and the Associate Dean for Global Initiatives.

A Fulbright Scholar, he has lectured widely on globalisation and international economic law in Europe, South America and the Asia/Pacific region. He has served on the Executive Boards of the International Economic Law and International Legal Theory Interest Groups of the American Society of International Law , and currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of International Economic Law, where he serves as U.S. Book Review Editor.

He is the author of Trade, Inequality and Justice (Martinus Nijhoff 2003 ), the co-editor of Global Justice and International Economic Law: Opportunities and Prospects (Cambridge 2011), and author of the forthcoming monograph Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes (Cambridge 2013).


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Nina Massara
P: +613 9903 8528

Single Unit Study
Please visit the Monash Postgraduate Law website if you wish to enrol in this class as a single unit enrolment for university credit or award. (Eligibility criteria apply.)

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