Monash Law School and Harvard collaborate on new subject

2 December 2014

In an exciting new initiative, the Monash Law School will be offering the subject “Copyright X: Monash in conjunction with the Harvard Law School.”
Organised by Professor Justin Malbon in consultation with Professor Marilyn Pittard, Associate Dean International and Engagement, this innovative collaboration begins in January 2015 as an elective for JD and Masters students.

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The subject can also be undertaken by non-Monash students as a single unit or as a cross-institutional subject.
Benefits of understanding US copyright law
Professor Justin Malbon said that this unit explores US copyright law which is becoming increasingly relevant within an Australian context.
“As an enormous amount of copyright material is produced in the US, having an understanding of US copyright law offers insights into the ways in which Australian law may develop in the future,” Professor Malbon said.
“Such knowledge may provide a competitive advantage to Australian legal practitioners in the field.”
In the unit, students will be required to view a video lecture each week by Professor William Fisher of the Harvard Law School.
Professor Fisher will be concurrently teaching the subject to his Harvard law students, as well as offering the subject as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
Monash law students will be required to attend a seminar held on Tuesday evenings, convened by Dr George Raitt. They will also be encouraged to engage through an online forum with other students at Harvard and around the world.
Monash students will be required to sit the exam set by Harvard at the same time those students sit the exam. The papers will be marked at Monash.
On successful completion, students will have the subject credited as a normal subject for their degree, or as a single or cross-institutional subject. They will also receive a certificate of completion from Harvard.
Monash will be working with Professor Fisher to develop ongoing activities and linkages for the Copyright X alumni throughout the world.

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Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: January, May, August
Duration: 3 years (accelerated option: a minimum of 2.5 years)
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