Postgraduate courses taught by international academics in 2016
Each semester UNSW Law is privileged to welcome a number of international academics to teach postgraduate courses. They bring not only incomparable specialist knowledge and expertise but also new approaches and teaching styles – each adding their own ‘flavour’ to the UNSW postgraduate program. The courses below will be taught by international visiting academics in 2016.
Tetsuya Toyoda, Associate Professor, Akita International University, Japan
Tetsuya Toyoda is the Deputy Director of the Center for East Asia Research at Akita International University (AIU) in Japan. He has been teaching international law and international organisations at AIU since 2007, with an interruption from August 2013 to April 2014 for his fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at Washington, D.C. in the U.S.
Course Dates: 4, 5, 13, 16 March
This course examines the principal issues concerning organisations composed of states. These include the legal status and powers of organisations, membership and participation, norm-creation, dispute settlement, enforcement of decisions, peace and security activities, and the organisations’ privileges and immunities. Primary consideration will be given to the development of the United Nations and selected regional organisations like the European Union and ASEAN. The course will also explore the potential for new institutions in East Asia and the Asia-Pacific.
Michael Jacobs, Professor, DePaul University, USA
Professor Jacobs is a nationally and internationally recognised expert in the fields of antitrust and competition law. He has written widely, spoken at symposia and colloquia in the United States and around the world, and consulted with a variety of private and public organisations on a wide array of issues. He has consulted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Australian law firms over a long period.
Course Dates: 29, 30 April; 6, 7 May
This course considers the crucial interface between competition law and intellectual property and whether they are complementary or in conflict. It looks at the rationale for each and problems which exist in the relationship in a global context. Issues to be discussed will likely include misuse of intellectual property and market power; refusals to license; patent pools, tying arrangements and standard setting organisations; industry specific issues in pharmaceuticals, computer software and hardware; compulsory licensing; and collecting societies. Worldwide there is no consensus on how to deal with many of these issues, which have generated intense conflict between the European Union and the United States, and China and many other countries. China has yet to refine its approach to dealing with these questions, but as it does it will no doubt become a very important part of the discussion.
Doris Long, Professor, The John Marshall Law School (Chicago), USA
Professor Doris Long is a Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy Law at The John Marshall Law School (Chicago). She specialises in international intellectual property law and its intersections with trade, culture and information security. The author of numerous books and articles, Long has lectured in over 33 countries and taught in nine, including serving as a Fulbright Professor at Jiao Tung University in Shanghai. Long has been a consultant on IPR protection and enforcement issues for diverse U.S. and foreign government agencies and practised in Washington, D.C.
Course Dates 29, 30 July; 12, 13 August
This course takes an interdisciplinary and theoretical approach to examine: the history of intellectual property globalisation; governmental and NGO organisations involved in this process; political debates, alliances and ideologies that have shaped global intellectual property law-making; the economics of globalisation and intellectual property; and sociological, cultural and domestic legal effects of globalising through intellectual propertisation.
Robert Cryer, Professor, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Professor Cryer's major research interests are in international law and criminal law. In addition to a number of articles and book chapters he is the author of Prosecuting International Crimes: Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime. He also has written on war crimes trials in Asia, most notably as the co-author (with Neil Boister) of The Tokyo International Military Tribunal: A Reappraisal.
Course Dates 1, 3, 5, 8 August
This course considers contemporary issues in international criminal law. It places international criminal law in the broader context of state sovereignty, international peace and security, post conflict reconciliation and the rule of law. It examines the role of international criminal law within public international law generally, and its relationship with other areas of law, such as state responsibility, human rights, international humanitarian law, national criminal law and international refugee law. It focuses on distinction between state and individual responsibility, and the emergent rules of international criminal law and its institutions, both substantive and procedural. Also the course examines the substantive legal framework to ensure accountability for acts of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international law.
Mark Williams, Hong Kong, Professor of Law at University of Melbourne, and founder of the Asian Competition Forum.
Mark Williams is Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne where he teaches mainly competition law subjects. He previously taught in Hong Kong, where he taught company/commercial law, corporate social responsibility and PRC economic law. He has published widely in leading law journals and contributed to books and studies on competition-related topics. He has undertaken consultancy work in competition law for the Japanese and Chinese governments as well as leading law firms. He is author of Competition Policy and Law in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and founder of the Asian Competition Forum in Hong Kong, and the academic forum, the Asian Centre for Competition Law and Economics.
Course Dates 9, 10, 16, 17 August
This thematic course will explore developments in competition law in established (likely to be Japan and Korea) and new (China, Hong Kong, Singapore) jurisdictions using Australian, US and EU law as background. Reference will also be made to the laws of the ASEAN jurisdictions. The focus areas will be competition policy, the economic and political background to each jurisdiction, and the major established competition law areas: arrangements between competitors; abuse of dominance and the like; mergers and acquisitions; and enforcement and remedies. The course will consider the issues of exemptions and application to the activities of governments and their businesses; issues of economic nationalism and the 'national interest'; and other topical issues. It will also deal with moves to uniformity of competition laws internationally.
Kent Roach, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada.
Professor Roach Professor Kent Roach is Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy, University of Toronto, Canada. In 2013 he was awarded the prestigious Trudeau Fellowship in recognition of his international pre-eminence as an academic and professional excellence. He is an acknowledged expert of wrongful conviction, counter-terrorism law and other areas of criminal law and procedure and has won many awards for his books and teaching.
Klaus Bosselmann, Professor of Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Professor Klaus Bosselmann is the founding director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law and teaches in the areas of international environmental law, global governance, European environmental law and comparative constitutional law. He has been visiting professor at leading universities in Europe, North America, and Australia and is the current Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law Ethics Specialist Group and Co-Chair of the Global Ecological Integrity Group.
This course provides students with an overview of the development of international environmental law throughout the twentieth century as well as the major theoretical and policy debates that surround it. Attention will primarily be devoted to the international legal responses to global and regional environmental and resource management issues. Basic principles will be discussed prior to taking a sectoral approach in looking at the application of international environmental law in certain specific issues area. The course does not have an Australian focus. Rather, focus will be international legal and policy responses adopted to deal with environmental problems in an international and transboundary context.
Geoff Gilbert, Professor, University of Essex, UK,
Professor Geoff Gilbert is Professor of International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He has been Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Refugee Law (Oxford University Press) since 2002, now holding the title jointly with UNSW Law's Jane McAdam. He has published widely in the areas of international refugee law and international criminal law.
International Refugee Law LAWS8190
Course Dates: 29, 30 August 31; 2, 5 September
Brian Burdekin, Visiting Professor, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights, Sweden
Professor Burdekin is an international advisor to a number of national human rights institutions in Africa, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe. From 1976 to 1986 he served as Principal Advisor to a former Australian Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Trade Minister, Minister for Federal-State Relations and the Federal Attorney General. He was the first Federal Human Rights Commissioner of Australia.
Human Rights in Asia LAWS8060 JURD7460
Course Dates 1, 3, 6, 7 September
This course examines issues relating to the recognition and enjoyment of human rights in selected Asia-Pacific countries. It explores the role international, regional and local organisations have played in embedding human rights norms in these nations, as well as critically interrogation claims of universality and Eurocentrism around human rights. The course will focus on the role of national human rights institutions in the protection of human rights in the region. Understanding the origins of these institutions and their mandates, functions and powers is becoming increasingly important for governments, legislators, bureaucrats, NGOs - and indeed anyone interested in promoting and protecting human rights.
Mark Brown, University of Sheffield, UK
Dr Mark Brown is in the School of Law at University of Sheffield, UK. He teaches modules on comparative penoloogy, crime in late modernity, criminal law, and legal processes. At Sheffield he also directs the PhD program and the MA in International Criminology. Outside of the university, he is a Senior Advisor to the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, Geneva based civil society organisation, and a Research Associate at the National Research Institute of Papua New Guinea.
Course Dates: 9, 10, 12, 13 January (2017)
This course provides a theoretical and policy-orientated consideration of how and why we punish criminal offending, particularly through the use of imprisonment. The course has an inter-disciplinary approach to penology which draws on law, history, sociology, and criminology.
Andreas Ziegler, Professor, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Professor Ziegler is currently a professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and of counsel with the law firm von Blum Attorneys at law (Zurich, Switzerland). For several years he has worked in the Swiss administration, the European Commission, and in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). He is also a panellist at the WTO for the Principality of Liechtenstein.
EU: Economic and Trade Law LAWS8152 JURD7452
Course Dates: 28, 30, November; 2, 5, 7, 9 December
The course provides an overview on the legal foundations of the European Union. The main focus will be put on the study of European Community law but the second and third pillars of European integration will also be taken into due account. The legal instruments, the role of the various institutions and the judicial system of the European Community will be studied in depth. An important part of the course will be dedicated to the federal structure of the European Union, the relationship between Community law and the law of the Member States, and the basic principles of Community law. Main areas of substantive Community law to be looked at are the free movement of goods, the free movement of persons, EC environmental law, and the foreign relations and trade law of Community.
Louise Longdin, Former Professor of Law, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Ian Eagles, Former Professor of Law, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Professor Longdin is a former Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Research at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and the Director of the Board of Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand.
Professor Eagles is former Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Research at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. He previously held a chair in law at the University of Auckland and was the founding Director of that institution's Research Centre for Business Law.
Course Dates: 7, 8, 14, 21, 28 January (2017)
This course provides a comparative overview of the principles underlying competition regulation in Australia, the United States, Europe and New Zealand. The course looks at the meaning of competition; the rights and obligations of actual or would be competitors; the role that competition law is generally expected to play in society and the nature of markets and market power. All these issues are examined in a global context since businesses are increasingly operating across borders and may be forced to modify their conduct to fit quite different competition regimes.