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LAW8703 Comparative Employment Law

Short Description: Comparative Employment Law
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 090999 - Law not elsewhere classified
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: (LAW5123 and LAW5124 and LAW5212) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: LLBH or LLMC

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


This course introduces students to current debates on the various theoretical underpinnings of employment law, which include the freedom of contract theory, rights-based theories and theories in equity. Upon an examination and evaluation of these competing theories, the course moves on to analyse the transplantation of common law principles in regulating the individual employment relationship in selected common law jurisdictions. Students complete their study by examining the role of the International Labour Organisation and the impact of international norms and treaties on the domestic laws of selected jurisdictions.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 Online
Date printed 12 February 2021