The School of Law has a number of established international partnerships. These have been specifically chosen to develop research projects that have the potential to affect the law and policies of the countries involved and/or to provide educational opportunities that allow the staff and students of both UNE and our partner institutions to engage with the law of another jurisdiction. These arrangements are supported by agreements, such as Memorandum of Understanding, Student Exchange Agreements, Staff Exchange Agreements, and Advanced Standing Agreements.
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The staff of the School of Law are involved in research that is both doctrinal (including comparative) and interdisciplinary in nature. Further, they adopt a range of methodologies from the theoretical to a socio-legal approache. The latter approach is particularly adopted by the researchers in the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law who focus on the rules and governance arrangement that affect rural industries, people and the environment. Staff from both the School of Law and the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law work collaboratively with researchers at our Partner Law Schools and on many occasions have been invited to present to the staff and students at seminars and conferences e.g., Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Examples of some specific collaborations are set out below:
The School of Law has co-hosted a number of conferences with our partner Law Schools. For example, there have now been three conferences with the Beijing Foreign Studies University Law School that have now been published as edited books; and a conference at Renmin University that focussed on the implications of the China – Australia Free Trade Agreement and agricultural law.
Staff members have, been invited and given presentations on research topics, at the following institutions: Renmin University, Nankai University, Jilin University, Central China Normal University and others on a variety of legal topics. Also members of the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law have been invited to present on law and policy matters at a number of universities and more recently, Associate Professor Amanda Kennedy has presented at the Chinese Ministry for Agriculture and been recently appointed to the role of Senior Counsel for the China University of Political Science and Law’s ‘Belt and Road Legal Research Centre’ in Beijing.
Both Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) have an interest in Agriculture Law. Notably the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law is currently playing a mentoring role with a number of disciplines at UniSZA who are focussing on research on Agriculture and Law.
We have very specific Advanced Standing agreements with some of our international Law School partners.
Bachelor of Laws: The LLB initiative provides advanced standing for 6 units (36 credit points) plus 1 unit (6 credit points) for Jurisprudence, and 1 unit (6 credit points) for a unit equivalent to UNE’s Law in Context. This initiative is offered to students of our international Law School partners if our partner’s LLB degree programme is recognised, and the students meet the required IELTS/TOEFL score. This means that these students only have to complete 16 core units of UNE’s School of Law 3 year degree (either on-campus or online) to be awarded UNE’s LLB degree.
Master of Laws: The LLM initiative provides advanced standing of up to 4 units (24 credit points) to students of our international Law School partners, if our partner’s LLM programme is recognised, and the students meet the required IELTS /TOEFL score. This means that these students only have to complete one trimester (24 credit points) of study (either on-campus or online) to be awarded an LLM.
- Beijing Foreign Studies University [MOU & Exchange]
- Jilin University School of Law [Exchange]
- China University of Political Science and Law
- Central China Normal University
- Yantai University
- Nankai University
- Renmin University
- Huazhong University of Science and Technology
- Shanghai University of Finance And Economics
- Shanghai University
- Wuhan University
All international students should visit the International web pages for further information.