Course Title: Law and Justice Beyond Borders

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Law and Justice Beyond Borders

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

This course is a study tour and requires permission to enrol. Please contact Business Connect for advice.

Course Title Amendment 2023

Please be advised the course title has changed from Asian Law and Management Issues to Law and Justice Beyond Borders.



Course Coordinator: Lola Akin Ojelabi

Course Coordinator Phone: -

Course Coordinator Email: Lola.AkinOjelabi@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13, Cnr Victoria and Russell Sts, Melbourne

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course requires permission to enrol. 

To be eligible for this course, students must have successfully completed at least one semester of study, or four courses at RMIT, whichever is greater. You must also have the requisite free elective space, and not be ‘At Risk’ in your program.


Course Description

This course focuses upon the legal dimensions of global issues confronting organisations, leaders, managers and employees as national and international boundaries become less relevant. Issues covered will include the legal as well as, cultural, political and social change and their legal implications for domestic legal systems and businesses. There will be a particular focus on the legal aspects of business decisions, sustainability (including Sustainable Development Goals), and managing people in a global environment.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse issues and situations that reflect an understanding of the interlinkages between local, national and global dynamics.
  2. Reflect upon the processes of cultural and social adjustment involved in living and studying in another culture.
  3. Identify and draw insight across different disciplinary perspectives and how they contribute to legal practice beyond borders.
  4. Appraise and define selected aspects of the practice of law including the legal system, legal practice, the legal profession and institutions of law in the destination country.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects. The course is a study tour which involves visit to a different country.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT/Canvas. Class activities, recordings, notes and outcomes are posted on Canvas. 

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020. 

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 45%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2 ,3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 25%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4