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.

Topics covered include:

  • 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

Professor Anthony Cassimatis

Professor Anthony Cassimatis

Anthony Cassimatis is a Professor at the TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland. He holds the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (with First Class Honours) from the University of Queensland and Master of Law from the University of Cambridge. In 2004 he was awarded a PhD in law by The University of Queensland. His doctoral thesis, which examined human rights related trade measures under international law, was published by Martinus Nijhoff in 2007.

 

 

Dr Rain Liivoja

Rain Liivoja is an Associate Professor at the TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland. He also holds the title of Adjunct Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki, where he is affiliated with the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights.

 

 

 

 

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Course code
LAWS7710

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