Organised Crime, Trafficking in Persons, Smuggling of Migrants: joint LLB elective courses with the University of Vienna, Austria, and the University of Zurich, Switzerland

In semesters 1 and 2 each year, the UQ School of Law offers a course on organised crime, trafficking in persons, and smuggling of migrants in which student undertake research-based learning and collaborate with students in their field of studies from two leading universities in Austria and Switzerland. LAWS5231, the Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants Working Groups is designed foster international learning and research and to equip students with advanced research, communication, presentation, writing and teamwork skills. The 16 students undertaking this course, eight from each partner university, gain a general understanding of the pattern of and policies and laws relating to organised crime, trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling, liaise with key stakeholders in the field, and have an opportunity to present their research findings to an academic audience, in public forums, and publish their written material. 

In Semester 1 (usually late February), the course is offered in conjunction with the University of Zurich; in Semester 2 (usually late September), the course is offered in conjunction with the University of Vienna.  Enrolment in this course is by application only.  Applications open in August (for semester 1) and April (for semester 2).  For further information, please visit the websites for the UQ Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling working groups, and see the course profiles for previous semesters online.