International Business Law

Units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Diploma in International Business Law

Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the Faculty prior to enrolment.
Candidates must complete 24 credit points, including a minimum of 12 credit points from the core units of study.

2014 Core Units of Study

LAWS6128
Comparative International Taxation
6      Int August
LAWS6059
International Business Law
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction


Core unit for MIntBus&L students.
Int March
LAWS6060
International Commercial Arbitration
6      Int August

2014 Elective Units of Study

LAWS6209
Australian International Taxation
6      Int March
LAWS6936
Carbon Trading, Derivatives and Taxation
6      Int May
LAWS6091
Chinese International Taxation
6   

The unit is available to students who have successfully completed either one undergraduate unit of study in tax law or one unit of study in a postgraduate tax program.
Int May
LAWS6824
Commercial Conflict of Laws
6    A undergraduate law degree
N LAWS6884


This unit replaced LAWS6824 Transnational Commercial Litigation and has a restricted class size
Int May
LAWS6900
Comparative Admiralty and Maritime Law
6    A undergraduate law degree is preferable but knowledge gained from work in shipping or related fields will be sufficient
Int Sept
LAWS6128
Comparative International Taxation
6      Int August
LAWS6264
Compliance: Financial Services Industry
6    A A good general grasp of legal and equitable principles, including the common law, and a basic knowledge of undergraduate law units. The unit is open not only to students in the LLM program, but also to lawyers, regulatory staff or compliance professionals. It is not necessary that the latter hold a law degree in order to participate in the unit, but they should understand that the unit is being taught as part of a law program at postgraduate level. They may find it preferable therefore to audit the unit on a non-assessed basis, rather than participate on an assessed basis.
Semester 2
LAWS6227
Consumer Contracts and Product Defects
6    N LAWS6024, LAWS6025


This unit replaced LAWS6227 Consumer Protection Law: Liability of Suppliers to Consumers.
Int May
LAWS6140
Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol
6      Int August
LAWS6222
Corporate Governance
6      Int July
LAWS6318
Corporate Innovation and Abuse
6      Int June
LAWS6997
Cross-Border Deals
6    A Undergraduate law degree. Students undertaking this unit must have a good working knowledge of the Australian Corporations Act and the rules and practices applicable to securities offerings and takeovers or the equivalent in their home jurisdiction.


This unit replaced LAWS6997 Cross-Border Deals - A US Perspective.
Int October
LAWS6852
Doing Business in China
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction
Int August
LAWS6984
Economics of Tax Policy
6      Int October
LAWS6319
Fund of the Board & Directors' Duties
6    N Students who have completed LAWS6810 Fundamentals of Corporate Law prior to 2014 are not permitted to enrol in this unit. The unit is also not available to students who have previously completed LAWS2003, LAWS2014, LAWS5014, CLAW2001, CLAW2201, CLAW6002 or equivalent unit.
Int April
LAWS6987
Fundamentals of Commercial Law
6    A This unit assumes no previous knowledge and is available to non-lawyers and to lawyers who have not previously studied or practised in the area
N LAWS3400


This unit replaced LAWS6987 Introduction to Commercial Law.
Semester 1
LAWS6991
Fundamentals of Contract Law
6    C LAWS6252
N LAWS1002, LAWS1015, LAWS2008, LAWS5002


This unit is only available to non-law graduates who have not undertaken any previous study of contract law. This unit replaced LAWS6991 Introduction to Contract Law.
Int May
LAWS6810
Fundamentals of Corporate Law
6    N LAWS2003, LAWS2014, LAWS5014, CLAW2001, CLAW2201, CLAW6002 or equivalent unit


This unit replaced LAWS6810 Introductory Corporate Law.
Int April
LAWS6955
Fundamentals of Finance Law
6    A This unit assumes no previous knowledge and is available to non-lawyers and to lawyers who have not previously studied or practised in the area


This unit replaced LAWS6955 Key Legal Concepts in Finance Law.
Int October
LAWS6933
Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6933 International Petroleum Transactions. MIL and GradDipIntLaw students may enrol in either LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law or LAWS6933 Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues, but not both.
Int May
LAWS6891
GST - International Issues
6    P LAWS6214 or LAWS6814 (or equivalent knowledge)
Int May
LAWS6037
International Import/Export Laws
6      Semester 1
LAWS6916
International Investment Law
6      Int March
LAWS6243
International Law I
6    N LAWS5005


This unit replaced LAWS6243 Public International Law. This unit is compulsory for MIL and GradDipIntLaw students who have not completed any previous study in international law and must be taken during the first semester of candidature. This unit is not available to MLawIntDev students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning.
Int March
Semester 2
LAWS6138
Internatl Fin Transactions: Law & Prac
6      Int April
LAWS6857
Introduction to Chinese Law
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction
N LAWS6001 and students who have completed a law degree in the People's Republic of China
Int May
LAWS6879
Japanese Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
For further information, please visit http://sydney.edu.au/law/caplus/ or email law.offshore@sydney.edu.au
Int February
LAWS6932
Law and Investment in Asia
6      Int April
LAWS6953
Law of Asset Protection
6      Int August
LAWS6982
Law of Economic Integration in the EU
6    A basic understanding of EU Law
Int March
LAWS6928
Law, Justice and Development
6    N LAWS3478


This unit is compulsory for MLawIntDev students and replaced LAWS6928 Law & Economic Development.
Int April
LAWS6149
Legal Pluralism in Southeast Asia
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will be taught offshore with the cooperation of Gadjah Mada University (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) and International Islamic University (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). These institutions will provide guest lecturers. These institutions can be contacted through Assoc Prof Simon Butt and Dr Salim Farrar. Students must register their attendance before enrolling. For further information, please visit http://sydney.edu.au/law/caplus Registration enquiries law.offshore@sydney.edu.au Enrolment enquiries law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au
Int July
LAWS6317
Regulation of Corporate Crime
6    A It is recommended that students have some knowledge of corporate law and criminal law and procedure, or have had practical experience in these areas
Int May
LAWS6944
Regulation of Mkt Manipulation & Abuse
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6944 Manipulation and Abuse in Global Securities Markets.
Int August
LAWS6965
Tax Avoidance and Anti-Avoidance
6      Int Sept
LAWS6177
Tax Treaties
6      Int May
LAWS6946
Tax Treaties Special Issues
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Int June

Int June
Int November
LAWS6906
Taxation of Financial Products
6      Int August
LAWS6123
Transfer Pricing in International Tax
6      Int May
LAWS6109
UK International Taxation
6      Int August
LAWS6844
US Corporate Law
6      Int February
LAWS6171
US International Taxation
6      Int May

Course rules

 

Graduate Diploma in International Business Law


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
JF009 Graduate Diploma in International Business Law

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full-time or part-time according to candidate choice.

3 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in International Business Law
(b)
the Master of Business Law
(2)
Provided that candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longer award completed will be conferred.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the course requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney in commerce, economics, law or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of professional experience or of a period of service (normally of several years in duration) which in the opinion of the Dean adequately prepares the applicant to undertake the course of study.

5 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the table of units of study for the Graduate Diploma in International Business Law. To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in International Business Law, a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study.

6 Course transfer

A candidate, who has completed the requirements for the graduate diploma but has not had the diploma awarded, may apply for admission to candidature for the master's degree in the embedded sequence with credit for work completed towards the diploma.

7 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2011.
(2)
Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.