With the scope of legal regulation no longer limited to national territories, there is a need for a framework that recognises law as a global phenomenon with fluid boundaries. Legal orders within, between and above a nation’s domestic legal system create global issues that impact upon individuals and the choices available to legislators and decision-makers.

This course delves into the nature of international law, supranational law, comparative law, domestic law and legal pluralism, and examines where they interconnect and conflict. Recent events in the UK and the US illustrate the importance of these issues.

4 days
Next course:
14 August 2021 (see all)
Professor Anthony Cassimatis
UQ St Lucia (view map)
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Topics covered

  • law, globalization and the State
  • international law, sovereignty, international institutions and governance
  • ‘regional’ globalization : EU model
  • global law, comparative law and comparativism
  • global public goods
  • globalization and comparative constitutionalism
  • globalization and anti-corruption
  • globalization, anti-globalization

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 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

14 August 2021 9:00am5:00pm
15 August 2021 9:00am5:00pm
18 September 2021 9:00am5:00pm
19 September 2021 9:00am5:00pm
Professor Anthony Cassimatis

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.

Anthony Cassimatis AM is a Professor at the UQ Law School. Anthony teaches administrative law and public international law. He is the Director of the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law at the University of Queensland. He was the chairperson of the Australian Red Cross' International Humanitarian Law Committee for Queensland from 2005-2018 and he remains a member of this committee, which he joined in 1998. Anthony is the author or co-author of 4 books and numerous articles and book chapters on public international law, administrative law and legal advocacy. He is the editor in chief of the Australian International Law Journal.