International study opportunity for Thomas More Law School students
LAWS310 Discrimination and the Law 2018 (Rome)
Monday 2 July 2018 to Friday 13 July 2018
Thomas More Law School is pleased to be able to offer to a small number of law students the opportunity to undertake LAWS310 Discrimination and the Law (Rome) 2018 in Rome during the ACU winter break in July 2018.
This unit is a law elective and students will be able to gain academic credit for the unit (10 credit points) while immersing themselves in the cultural life of Italy’s capital city.
ACU’s Rome Centre, including the student accommodation, is located in the Janiculum Hill area of Rome, not far from the Vatican and other significant legal and historical locations.
This elective unit will be delivered in an intensive format and will run from Monday 2 July 2018 until Friday 13 July 2018. Students MUST arrive the preceding Sunday and leave no later than Saturday 14 July 2018.
Classes will be held each morning with the majority of afternoons taken up by a mix of cultural and sightseeing visits and exposure to the Italian legal system.
It is anticipated that all students will stay at accommodation arranged by ACU. Further details will be provided as soon as possible.
The LEO site for LAWS310 Discrimination and the Law (Rome) 2018 will open on Monday 4 June 2018.
LAWS310 Discrimination and the Law (Rome) 2018 will examine the legal framework for protection against unlawful discrimination at the Commonwealth and State/Territory levels in Australia.
Students will be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of laws against unlawful discrimination and to the way the law operates in practice.
The unit aims to enable students to understand and explain issues such as:
What is unlawful discrimination?
What is the problem with discrimination?
How do Commonwealth and State/Territory unlawful discrimination laws address the issue?
What type of conduct is prohibited by laws against unlawful discrimination? In particular:
a) which attributes are protected (eg sex, sexual identity, race, disability, age, or family responsibilities)? b) in what contexts? c) what are the exceptions?
How does unlawful discrimination interface with religious freedom?
What remedies can be sought for unlawful discrimination?
How are remedies for unlawful discrimination enforced?
What are the limits of unlawful discrimination law?
What are the likely future directions of unlawful discrimination law?
LAWS310 Discrimination and the Law (Rome) 2018 will be taught by Dominic Cudmore.
Assessment will involve students completing a reflective journal and an essay. The final assessment for the International Law Study Tour will be due on Friday 3 August 2018.
It is the responsibility of students to ensure that they hold a valid current passport and obtain an appropriate visa.
The intensive nature of this unit will require students to have a sound grasp of legal principles and an established above-average academic record.
This study and cultural experience program is open only to law students, who have completed:
LAWS104 Legal Reading, Writing and Research
LAWS107 Public Law
Places in the International Law Study Tour will be awarded:
to students who have not already participated in an overseas study tour, and
on the basis of merit (this which will encompass a student’s academic record and assessment of their suitability for the program based on the statement in their Expression of Interest).
Before traveling to Rome, the Thomas More Law School will hold an online pre-departure orientation event at a date to be advised.
Thomas More Law School law students will be charged according to their verified funding status. In most cases this will be as Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) holders.
The study tour is conducted over two weeks (13 nights from Sunday 1 July 2018 to Saturday 14 July 2018).
The program fee is currently being calculated. It is anticipated that the program fee will cover:
shared accommodation (to be organised by ACU either on the ACU Rome Centre or nearby) for 13 nights
meal plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday only)
airport transfers (for group flights)
The program fee does not include the costs of return airfares to Rome, which you must book and pay for yourself.
To confirm your place in this exciting program, a non-refundable deposit of $500 must be made at the time of acceptance. Payment options will be confirmed with successful applicants.
Program participants are usually eligible to receive the ACU Vice-Chancellor’s Travel Grant of AUD$500 to assist with the cost of their economy airfare.
Please note: students can only apply for one Vice-Chancellor’s grant throughout their course.
Eligible students may also apply for an OS-Help Loan to support the cost of travel and incidentals. A list of all funding options available to students is available on our study overseas webpage at https://students.acu.edu.au/806606.
Expression of interest
Please complete the expression of interest form. This form requires you to set out, in no more than 250 words, how completing this unit in Rome will contribute to your legal education and future career.
All applications must be submitted on the approved expression of interest form.
Your expression of interest form must be sent by email to Dominic Cudmore at firstname.lastname@example.org and received by Sunday 8 April at 5pm.
Please note: This unit is offered subject to meeting minimum enrolment numbers.