General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course name:||Public International Law|
|Programme offered under:||LLB Programme|
|Designated research course:||Not applicable|
|Specialization:||International trade and economic law|
|Prerequisites / Co-requisites:||Not applicable|
|Course offered to non-law students:||Yes|
|Credit point value:||6 credits|
1.2 Course description
Public International Law governs inter-state relationships and entities such as individuals, international organizations and so on. The scope and importance of public international law has expanded dramatically in the last century due to increased awareness and studies towards globalisation, escalation of conflicts, environmental issues and human rights violations.
The undergraduate course aims to introduce the basics of the core aspects of public international law, including the law of obligations, law of peace, law of war and human rights against contemporary contested scenarios at the time of the course. With a view to give the students a practical perspective there will also be a short introduction to the use of public international law in the domestic law context.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenor||Peter Malanczukfirstname.lastname@example.org||TBA||By email|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 To understand the basic legal techniques and concepts of international law.
CLO 2 To grasp the international law aspects of basic issues of current affairs in international relations.
CLO 3 To be equipped to engage in more advanced study and research of international law.
2.2 LLB Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Please refer to the following link: https://course.law.hku.hk/llb-plo/
2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course
|PLO A||PLO B||PLO C||PLO D||PLO E||PLO F|
3.1 Assessment Summary
|Assessment task||Due date||Weighting||Feedback method*||Course learning outcomes|
|Case presentation||TBC||25%||1||1, 2, 3|
|Conference simulation presentation||TBC||25%||1||1, 2, 3|
|Research paper||4 Dec 2023||50%||1||1, 2, 3|
|*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)|
|1||A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle|
|2||Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle|
|3||Individual review meeting upon appointment|
|4||Group review meeting|
|5||In-class verbal feedback|
3.2 Assessment Detail
To be advised by course convenor(s).
3.3 Grading Criteria
Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf
4.1 Learning Activity Plan
|Seminar||3 hour-seminar in an intensive mode in September 2023|
|Private study time:||9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.
4.2 Details of Learning Activities
To be advised by the convenor(s).
|Reading materials:||Reading materials are posted on Moodle|
|Core textbook:||Paola Gaeta, Jorge E. Vinuñales & Salvatore Zappalà, Cassese’s International Law, 3rd ed. (Oxford University Press 2020, eBook version available)|
|Recommended reading list:||TBA|
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/