The internationalised law curriculum needs to focus on the knowledge, skills and attributes identified as essential for global practice
The essential components and emphases of an internationalised law curriculum are:
> A sustained focus on ensuring all students have acquired foundational knowledge – ie. a deep understanding of core legal principles in core areas of the law.
> The integration of aspects of international legal systems from a comparative perspective into all core subjects and some elective subjects.
> The inclusion of international-specific specialist subjects in the elective program.
> A sustained focus on the development of the intellectual skills needed for global practice, including specific assessment of them in assessments.
> An understanding of the cultural and political context in which legal business is conducted and legal transactions take place.
Private International Law should be available as a subject for all students.
It would desirable if there were a subject on Comparative International Law available for all students.
There should continue to be robust assessment of both knowledge and skills to ensure the highest quality.
As far as possible, the curriculum should enable students to develop a strong ethical framework and an attitude of adaptability.
In the longer term it would be desirable if there were a law degree that was common to multiple countries for admission to practice.