University of Sydney Law School Juris Doctor Table

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 2 - Jurisprudence Elective Units of Study

LAWS5147
Law and Economics
6    N LAWS3036 or LAWS3447


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD.
Semester 2
LAWS5154
Philosophy of Law
6    N LAWS3459 or LAWS3454

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB. Enrolment is by separate application to the Law School.
Intensive August
LAWS5168
Theories of Justice
6    N LAWS3077 or LAWS3468


This unit satisfies the Juriprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD.
Semester 1
LAWS5171
Theories of Conscientious Obedience
6    N LAWS3471


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD.
Semester 1
LAWS5175
Philosophy of International Law
6    N LAWS3475


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD
Semester 2
LAWS5195
The Rule of Law and its Value
6    N LAWS3495


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD.
Semester 2
LAWS5200
Law, Morals and Politics
6    N LAWS3500


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence requirement of the JD.
Semester 1
LAWS5212
Law and Social Theories
6    N LAWS5162
Semester 1
LAWS5217
The History of Legal Thought
6      Semester 1

Part 2 - Master's Level Jurisprudence Electives

JURS6018
Constitutional Theory
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
JURS6019
Freedom of Speech
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
LAWS6187
Functional Analysis of Law and Soc Control
6   

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Intensive April
LAWS6316
Theories of the Judiciary
6   

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Intensive June
LAWS6338
The Nature of the Common Law
6   

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Intensive June
LAWS6836
Precedent, Interpretation and Probability
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
Semester 2