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.

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law



Course Coordinator: Belinda Clarence

Course Coordinator Phone: -

Course Coordinator Email:

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

Course Coordinator Availability: By Email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge:
Completion of 48 credit points of postgraduate law study.

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 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 business environment.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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. Critically reflect upon the processes of cultural and social adjustment involved in living and studying in another culture.
  3. Draw insight across different disciplinary perspectives and synthesise disciplinary approaches with a focus on how they contribute to legal practice beyond borders
  4. Research selected aspects of the practice of law including the legal system, legal practice, the legal profession and institutions of law in the destination country and compare with the Australian legal system.

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.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Law Liaison Librarian for your school.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs1,2,3,4

Assessment Task 3: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2,3,4