A generic framework for an internationalised law curriculum
An internationalised curriculum will have four elements, all of which must be aligned:
1 Objectives or learning outcomes
An internationalised curriculum will articulate specific learning outcomes relating to the international and multi-jurisdictional context and dimensions of law.
The law curriculum will include international legal content and materials that enable law students to develop and acquire the appropriate level and depth of knowledge of ‘international law’ and law with an international or comparative perspective.
The law curriculum will enable law students to develop relevant legal (‘lawyering’) skills that include cognitive (eg. analytical skills), technical (eg. research skills) and communication skills (eg. writing skills).
The law curriculum will enable law students to develop international and intercultural perspectives and ways of thinking that prepare them as global citizens.
A diverse range of teaching and learning strategies will be employed to convey international content, materials, and experiences.
Materials and resources
Students will be given access to materials and other resources from both the domestic and the relevant overseas jurisdiction/s.
In addition to the formal curriculum, students will engage in a range of other, including overseas, activities that promote international engagement, as well as interaction with overseas students studying at the law school on exchange programs.
Assessment tasks will be developed that incorporate international dimensions and specifically test the required intellectual skills at the level required for global practice.
A curriculum framework for each of the three options open to law schools – aggregation, integration and immersion, is as follows: