Juris Doctor

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

Elective Units of Study

Students must complete 42 credit points of elective units of study comprising:
(i) a maximum of 36 credit points of units of study from Part 1 Electives
(ii) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study from Part 2 Jurisprudence Electives
(iii) no more than 24 credit points of master's level units of study in the Juris Doctor

Part 1 - Elective Units of Study

LAWS5101
Advanced Constitutional Law
6    P LAWS1004 or LAWS3000 or LAWS3003 or (LAWS1021 and LAWS2011) or (LAWS5007 and LAWS5011)
C LAWS2011 or LAWS5011
N LAWS3027 or LAWS3401
Semester 1
LAWS5102
Advanced Contracts
6      Semester 2
LAWS5103
Advanced Corporate Law
6    P LAWS5014
N LAWS5145
Semester 1
LAWS5108
Advanced Public International Law
6    P LAWS1018 or LAWS1023 or LAWS2005 or LAWS5005
N LAWS3009 or LAWS3408
Semester 2
LAWS5109
Advanced Taxation Law
6    P LAWS3047 or LAWS3412 or LAWS5112
N LAWS3013 or LAWS3409
Semester 2
LAWS5111
Anti-Discrimination Law
6    N LAWS3012 or LAWS3411
Semester 2
LAWS5112
Australian Income Tax
6    N LAWS3047 or LAWS3412
Semester 1
LAWS5113
Banking and Financial Instruments
6    P (LAWS1015 or LAWS1002 or LAWS5002) and (LAWS2004 or LAWS2015 or LAWS5015)
N LAWS3101 or LAWS3413
Semester 1
LAWS5117
Commercial Land Law
6      Semester 1
LAWS5126
Criminology
6    N LAWS3020 or LAWS3426
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS5128
Media Law: Defamation and Privacy
6    N LAWS3059 or LAWS3428
Semester 1a
Semester 2
LAWS5130
Environmental Law
6    C LAWS2002 or LAWS2010 or LAWS5010
N LAWS3024 or LAWS3430
Semester 1
LAWS5131
Law and Social Justice Clinic
6    N LAWS3025 or LAWS3431

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in this unit is by special application. Enrolment is restricted to students in their final year of study.
Semester 2
LAWS5132
Family Law
6    N LAWS3026 or LAWS3432
Semester 2
LAWS5134
International Human Rights Law
6    P LAWS2005 or LAWS1018 or LAWS1023 or LAWS5005
N LAWS3034 or LAWS3434
Semester 2
LAWS5135
Indigenous Peoples and Public Law
6      Semester 2
LAWS5137
International Commercial Arbitration
6    P LAWS1015 or LAWS1002 or LAWS2008 or LAWS5002
N LAWS3092 or LAWS3437
Semester 2
LAWS5138
International Commercial Transactions
6    P LAWS1015 or LAWS1002 or LAWS2008 or LAWS5002
N LAWS3072 or LAWS3438
Semester 2
LAWS5141
Introduction to Islamic Law
6      Semester 2
LAWS5143
Interpretation
6    P (LAWS1002 or LAWS2008 or LAWS1015 or LAWS5002) and (LAWS2002 or LAWS1021 or LAWS5007)
N LAWS3443
Semester 2
LAWS5144
Japanese Law
6    N LAWS3076 or LAWS3444

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications for the offshore intensive unit are by separate application to Sydney Law School.
Intensive March
LAWS5145
Insolvency Law
6    P LAWS2003 or LAWS2014 or LAWS5014
N LAWS3403 or LAWS5103 or LAWS3445
Semester 1
LAWS5146
Labour Law
6    N LAWS3023 or LAWS3446 or LAWS6071
Semester 1
LAWS5152
Medical Law
6    N LAWS3046 or LAWS3452
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS5157
Private International Law B
6    N LAWS3015 or LAWS3457
Semester 2
LAWS5160
Roman Law
6    N LAWS3052 or LAWS3460
Semester 1
LAWS5161
Public Interest Law Clinic
6    N LAWS3112 or LAWS3461

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in this unit of study is by special application. Priority will be given to students in their final year of study.
Semester 1
LAWS5163
Sports Law
6    P LAWS5001 and LAWS5002 and LAWS5006


Interest in sport is not essential to doing this subject. The topics are largely universal in application.
Semester 1
LAWS5165
Sydney Law Review
6    N LAWS3057 or LAWS3465

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in this unit of study is by Departmental Permission. Applicants must have a minimum WAM of 70 and be in their final year of study.
Semester 1
LAWS5178
Development, Law and Human Rights
6    N LAWS3478 or LAWS6846

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in the Himalayan Field School is by separate application to the Law School.
Intensive February
LAWS5179
IP: Trademarks and Patents
6    N LAWS3472 or LAWS3033 or LAWS3479
Semester 1
LAWS5180
IP: Copyright and Designs
6    N LAWS3033 or LAWS3423 or LAWS3480
Semester 1
LAWS5183
War Law: Use of Force and Humanitarian Law
6    N LAWS3440 or LAWS3086 or LAWS3483 or LAWS6218 or LAWS6062
Semester 1
LAWS5189
International Moot
6    P LAWS1018 or LAWS1023 or LAWS5005
N LAWS3035 or LAWS3093 or LAWS3489

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in this unit of study will be by special application, and will be based on competitve selection in accordance with the rules of the individual competition.
Intensive December
Intensive February
Semester 1
LAWS5199
Migration, Refugees and Forced Migration
6    P (LAWS2002 or (LAWS2010 and LAWS1021) or (LAWS5007 and LAWS5010)) and (LAWS1004 or LAWS3000 or LAWS3003 or LAWS2011 or LAWS5011)
C (LAWS2002 or LAWS2010 or LAWS5010) and (LAWS1018 or LAWS2005 or LAWS1023 or LAWS5005)
N LAWS3045 or LAWS3458 or LAWS5158 or LAWS3453 or LAWS5153 or LAWS3499
Semester 2
LAWS5202
Advanced Trusts
6      Semester 1
LAWS5203
Insurance Law and Risk
6    N LAWS3503
Semester 2
LAWS5207
Energy Law: Renewables and Emerging Tech
6    P LAWS5002
Semester 1a
Semester 2
LAWS5208
Industry and Community Engagement
6    A Students are expected to have completed all core units with the exception of Private International Law A.
N INDP3000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1, Semester 2
Enrolment in this unit of study is by special application. It is only available to students in their final two years of study who have a WAM above 65.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS5210
External and Community Engagement
6    A Required knowledge will vary by project.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
To be advised, if any, according to the project
Semester 2
LAWS5211
Indigenous Engagement
6    A Required knowledge will vary by project.
N FASS3500

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS5215
Citizenship and Nationality Law
6    P LAWS5005, LAWS5007
Semester 2
LAWS5216
International Law and China
6      Semester 1
LAWS5218
Law and Technology
6    A Torts, Contracts, Public Law and Criminal Law
Semester 1
LAWS5344
Law International Exchange Electives
24    N LAWS3044

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Available to outbound exchange students only.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS5360
Independent Research Project
6    N LAWS3031 or LAWS3115 or LAWS3030 or LAWS3260 or LAWS5315 or LAWS5330 or LAWS5331

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in this unit of study is by special application and is restricted to students in their final year of study who meet the relevant academic criteria.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS5368
Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
6    N LAWS3014 or LAWS3068

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive December
Enrolment in the Shanghai Winter School is by separate application to the Law School.
Intensive December
Semester 2

Part 1 - Master's Level Electives

LAWS6032
Crime Research and Policy
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students. Elective unit for GradDipCrim students who commenced on or after 1 Jan 2019. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Semester 2
LAWS6041
Environmental Litigation
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6047
Law of the Sea
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6052
Govt Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
6   

MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive October
LAWS6054
Health Care and Professional Liability
6   

Core unit for GradDipHL students. MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6063
World Trade Organization Law I
6    A limited knowledge of law of treaties
N LAWS3439 or LAWS5139


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6065
Pollution, Corporate Liability and Govern
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive June
LAWS6066
Discretion in Criminal Justice
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive November
LAWS6091
Chinese International Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive May
LAWS6096
Work Health and Safety: Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071 (MLLR students)


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6105
Child Sexual Abuse: Diverse Perspectives
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Semester 2
LAWS6109
UK International Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive October
LAWS6128
Comparative International Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive November
LAWS6171
US International Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive May
LAWS6177
Tax Treaties
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have an understanding of Australian income taxation law commensurate with that which would be obtained from completing undergraduate study in Australian taxation law or five years working with Australian tax law in a law or accounting practice in an industry role or in the Australian Taxation Office. For students who do not have such knowledge or work experience they first should undertake LAWS6825 Introduction to Australian Business Tax before enrolling in this unit. The completion of LAWS6209 Australian International Taxation will provide students; without such knowledge or work experience; with additional knowledge and skills that will assist in successfully completing this unit.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Semester 1
LAWS6192
Young People, Crime and the Law
6    N LAWS6069


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6193
Criminal Justice: Prevention and Control
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6214
Goods and Services Tax Principles A
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have an understanding of Australian income taxation law commensurate with that which would be obtained from completing undergraduate study in Australian taxation law or five years working with Australian tax law in a law or accounting practice in an industry role or in the Australian Taxation Office. For students who do not have such knowledge or work experience they first should undertake LAWS6825 Introduction to Australian Business Tax before enrolling in this unit.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6222
Corporate Governance
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6314
Coastal and Marine Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive June
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.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6318
Corporate Innovation and Regulation
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6330
Fundamentals of Regulation
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6334
Gender Inequality and Development
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive March
LAWS6341
Media Law: Comparative Perspectives
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students cannot enrol directly into this unit in Sydney Student. Enrolment instructions will be provided upon successful registration. See https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/experiential-learning-offshore-study. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php.
Intensive July
LAWS6342
Environmental Markets

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6343
International Law and Technology
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive November
LAWS6345
Principles of Financial Regulation
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6352
Mergers and Acquisitions in Asia
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive May
LAWS6357
The Statutory Foundations of Negligence
6    A undergraduate law degree


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive May
LAWS6816
Labour Law in the Global Economy
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive March
LAWS6848
Law, Business and Healthy Lifestyles
6   

For 2020 only, this unit will be a substitute for the MHL core units, LAWS6058 Information Rights in Health Care or LAWS6839 Critical Issues in Public Health Law. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6852
Doing Business in China
6    A Students who do not hold a law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6865
International Dispute Resolution
6    N LAWS6202


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6888
Risk, Fear and Insecurity
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive June
LAWS6889
Death Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive June
LAWS6916
International Investment Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive March
LAWS6920
Global Health Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive July
LAWS6928
Law, Justice and Development
6    N LAWS3478 or LAWS5178


This unit is compulsory for MLawIntDev students. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html.
Intensive June
LAWS6932
Law and Investment in Asia
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6933
Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive June
LAWS6947
Advanced Obligations and Remedies
6    A Available to law graduates only

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students cannot enrol directly into this unit in Sydney Student. Enrolment instructions will be provided upon successful registration. See https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/experiential-learning-offshore-study. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php.
Intensive July
LAWS6964
Global Energy and Resources Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6984
Economics of Tax Policy
6    N LAWS6257 or LAWS3447 or LAWS5147


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive October
LAWS6990
Principles of Oil and Gas Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students enrolled in the MIL and GradDipIL may undertake either LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law or LAWS6933 Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues, but not both. Students cannot enrol directly into this unit in Sydney Student. Enrolment instructions will be provided upon successful registration. See https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/experiential-learning-offshore-study. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php.
Intensive July