International/Comparative Jurisprudence (LAWS5136)


This unit of study will introduce the student to a basic understanding of the variability of law as a function of the variability of the social context in which it operates. By applying comparativist theory and empirical methodology from different perspectives, the unit will prepare the ground for an appreciation of the operation of society's law in the complex historical setting of different cultural systems, nation states, multicultural societies and on the international level.

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Further unit of study information


2x2-hr seminars/week for 10 weeks


1,000-2,000wd research plan (40%) and 3,750-5,000wd research paper (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


JURS3006 or LAWS3436

Additional Information

This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.