International Study Experience

10 Units

This course provides students with the opportunity to broaden their educational experience and cross-cultural legal knowledge through participation in an organised out of country activity such as a School authorised study tour, workshop, or a series of lectures from one or more recognised institutes. High achieving students are able to expand the theoretical knowledge and skills developed in their program, and apply knowledge and skills in an external and international context.

Students gain access to this course through competitive entry to a study tour organised by the Newcastle Law School. The study tour will typically be partially funded by the School through external competitive funding; self-funded study tours may also be offered. Entry is based on GPA and a written explanation as to how the course will contribute to future career goals. The number of places available may be restricted. On commencing this course but before starting the overseas activity, students must complete a health and safety and risk induction. Full information on this compulsory component will be provided in the Course Outline.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Law School
Availability Winter - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain legal systems and methods other than their own;
  2. Compare, contrast and appraise different legal approaches to contemporary social and policy problems;
  3. Apply knowledge and insights at a postgraduate level gained only through an overseas study experience;
  4. Communicate effectively in writing and orally in a manner consistent with conventions of the legal discipline.

During the teaching term and before commencing the off-shore activity, students must complete compulsory lectures covering course content, assessment processes, cultural awareness and health and safety. Students must also attend a final debriefing seminar and present on their learning and experiences upon their return. Student will undertake formal learning during the trip through organised activities such as lectures, seminars, workshops and guided tours.

  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice or Master of Laws or Master of Environmental Law programs.
Assumed Knowledge This course is open to students in the Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice Program and the Master of Laws program. Assumed knowledge for JD/GDLP students: LAWS6001, LAWS6002A, LAWS6002B, LAWS6003A, LAWS6003B, LAWS6004A, LAWS6004B, LAWS6005.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Research Essay
  • Journal: Reflective journal/diary
  • Presentation: Post trip oral presentation

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Term Full Term
International Study Note: Hours allocated to each activity may vary depending on the nature of the international study experience.


Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term
These lectures are held pre trip. Note: Hours allocated to each activity may vary depending on the nature of the international study experience.


Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term
The seminars are held pre and post trip. Note: Hours allocated to each activity may vary depending on the nature of the international study experience.

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for LAWS6093
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