Juris Doctor

Units of study

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

Part 2- Elective Units of Study

Students must complete 42 credit points of elective units of study.
Students may choose a maximum of 30 credit points of units of study from Part 2.
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      Semester 2
LAWS5104
Advanced Criminal Law
6    P LAWS1016 or LAWS1003 or LAWS2009 or LAWS5004
N LAWS3404
Semester 1
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    P LAWS2007 or LAWS2017 or LAWS5012
N LAWS3417
Semester 1
LAWS5119
Competition Law
6    N LAWS3016 or LAWS3419
Semester 2
LAWS5122
Contract and Equity in Land Dealings
6    P LAWS5012
N LAWS3422
Semester 1
LAWS5126
Criminology
6    N LAWS3020 or LAWS3426
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS5130
Environmental Law
6    C LAWS2002 or LAWS2010 or LAWS5010
N LAWS3024 or LAWS3430
Semester 1
LAWS5132
Family Law
6    N LAWS3026 or LAWS3432
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
LAWS5135
Indigenous Peoples and Public Law
6    N LAWS3005 or LAWS3435 or LAWS6988
Semester 2
LAWS5210
Industry and Community Projects
6    A Required knowledge will vary by project.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS5145
Insolvency Law
6    P LAWS2003 or LAWS2014 or LAWS5014
N LAWS3403 or LAWS5103 or LAWS3445
Semester 1
LAWS5203
Insurance Law and Risk
6    N LAWS3503
Semester 2
LAWS5208
Interdisciplinary Project
6    A Students are expected to have completed all core units with the exception of Private International Law A.
N INDP3000


Enrolment in this unit of study is by special application. It is only available to students in their final year of study who have a WAM above 65.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS5143
Interpretation
6    P (LAWS1002 or LAWS2008 or LAWS1015 or LAWS5002) and (LAWS2002 or LAWS1021 or LAWS5007)
N LAWS3443
Semester 2
LAWS5180
IP: Copyright and Designs
6    N LAWS3033 or LAWS3423 or LAWS3480
Semester 1
LAWS5179
IP: Trademarks and Patents
6    N LAWS3472 or LAWS3033 or LAWS3479
Semester 1
LAWS5146
Labour Law
6    N LAWS3023 or LAWS3446 or LAWS6071
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
LAWS5128
Media Law: Defamation and Privacy
6    N LAWS3059 or LAWS3428
Semester 2
Summer Main
LAWS5152
Medical Law
6    N LAWS3046 or LAWS3452
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS5155
Policing, Crime and Society
6    N LAWS3048 or LAWS3455
Semester 1
LAWS5214
Race and the Law
6      Semester 2
LAWS5209
Redfern Legal Centre Clinic
6   

Enrolment in this unit of study is by special application. Priority will be given to students in their final year of study.
Semester 2
LAWS5160
Roman Law
6    N LAWS3052 or LAWS3460
Semester 1
LAWS5184
Secured Transactions in Commercial Law
6    P LAWS2012 or LAWS5008
N LAWS3484
Semester 2
LAWS5161
Social Justice Legal Clinic A
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.
Intensive February
Semester 1
LAWS5131
Social Justice Legal Clinic B
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
LAWS5165
Sydney Law Review
6    N LAWS3057 or LAWS3465

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in this unit of study is by special application. For further information, please visit sydney.edu.au/law/slr.
Semester 2
Part 2- Master's Level Electives
Students may choose no more than 24 credit points of master's level units of study in the Juris Doctor.
LAWS6947
Advanced Obligations and Remedies
6    A Available to law graduates only


Students cannot enrol directly into this unit in Sydney Student. Enrolment instructions will be provided upon successful pre-enrolment registration. For further information, please visit http://sydney.edu.au/law/offshore/index.shtml.
Intensive July
LAWS6165
Biodiversity Law
6      Intensive April
LAWS6105
Child Sexual Abuse: Diverse Perspectives
6      Semester 2
LAWS6314
Coastal and Marine Law
6      Intensive March
LAWS6032
Crime Research and Policy
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology units.
Semester 1
LAWS6325
Crime, Responsibility and Policy
6      Intensive September
LAWS6193
Criminal Justice: Prevention and Control
6      Intensive May
LAWS6066
Discretion in Criminal Justice
6      Intensive October
LAWS6354
Environ Planning and Impact Assessment Law
6    A students who do not hold an undergraduate law degree must have completed LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit and LAWS6044 Environmental Law and Policy (MEL only)
N LAWS6043, LAWS6045, LAWS3430, LAWS5130
Intensive October
LAWS6041
Environmental Litigation
6      Intensive August
LAWS6214
Goods and Services Tax Principles A
6      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.
Intensive October
LAWS6054
Health Care and Professional Liability
6   

Core unit for Core unit for GradDipHL students. MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252.
Intensive May
LAWS6848
Law, Business and Healthy Lifestyles
6      Intensive September
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Intensive September
LAWS6194
Punishment
6      Intensive April
LAWS6317
Regulation of Corporate Crime
6   

It is recommended that students have some knowledge of corporate law and criminal law and procedure, or have had practical experience in these areas.
Intensive April
LAWS6888
Risk, Fear and Insecurity
6      Intensive May
LAWS6096
Work Health and Safety: Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071 (MLLR students)
Intensive May
LAWS6192
Young People, Crime and the Law
6    N LAWS6069
Intensive October