This course critically examines the phenomenon of globalisation, and the related changes currently underway in contemporary international economic law. Study will focus on the role of international economic law institutions, such as the WTO, IMF and the World Bank, and the impact globalisation has on their responsibilities.

4 days
Next course:
12 August 2021 (see all)
Professor Frank Garcia
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What you will learn

Students will consider issues affecting the tasks and challenges of development in contemporary international relations. These include the changing nature of international and global society; the pressure on traditional concepts of boundaries; citizenship and nationality; challenges to sovereignty; and how existing and new international institutions can manage the emerging global social policy agenda.

Theoretical perspectives to selected issues in development and globalisation studies, and in particular, the operation of international economic law institutions, will be applied in classroom discussion, group work, research and writing.

Topics covered

Topics covered include:

  • introduction to globalisation
  • introduction to the regulatory framework of globalisation
  • moral, political and legal theory
  • the great globalisation debate
  • the global economy
  • globalisation, society and boundaries
  • globalisation and governance
  • globalisation, inequality and justice
  • reforming institutions
  • world orders, normative choices

Who is the course designed for

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Style of learning

Our courses are delivered in collaborative, seminar-style teaching environments, in the award-winning Forgan Smith building.

Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.


This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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Enrol as CPD

This course is part of the Masters of Laws postgraduate program.

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Upcoming sessions

12 August 2021 8:00am12:00pm
13 August 2021 8:00am12:00pm
26 August 2021 8:00am12:00pm
27 August 2021 8:00am12:00pm
Professor Frank Garcia

CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.

Frank J. Garcia is Professor of Law and Dean’s Global Fund Scholar at the Boston College Law School, and until recently the Associate Dean for Global Initiatives. A Fulbright Scholar, he has lectured widely on globalization and international economic law in Europe, South America and the Asia/Pacific region, most recently at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne. Professor Garcia has held various leadership positions within the American Society of International Law, and currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of International Economic Law, where he is Chief Book Review Editor.  He is the author, most recently, of Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, published by Cambridge University Press.