Administrative Law and Policy

Units of study

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

Master of Administrative Law and Policy

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 48 credit points, comprising:
(i) 24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study, including a minimum of 24 credit points from the Faculty of Law, for candidates without a law background; or
(ii) 18 credit points of core units of study and 30 credit points of elective units of study, including a minimum of 24 credit points from the Faculty of Law, for candidates with a law background.

2014 Core Units of Study

For LAWS6252, candidates without a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must undertake this unit prior or concurrent to enrolling in other law units.
LAWS6011
Administrative Law
6    A MALP and Environmental Law students must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System (core) before undertaking this unit.


Core unit for MALP students.
Int March
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881


International students who are required to enrol in this unit must undertake classes during the first week of their study. Health Law and Public Health students should enrol in LAWS6881 Introduction to Law for Health Professionals in lieu of LAWS6252, if available. This unit is not available to MLawIntDev students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning. Students must attend all classes on the timetabled dates as prescribed for their enrolled session/group. An Absent Fail grade may be granted to students who fail to attend the correct session/group.
Int April
Int August
Int March
Int Sept
GOVT6316
Policy Making, Power and Politics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6257
Public Policy
6    N LAWS6139, LAWS6042, LAWS6113


Core unit for MALP students.
Int Sept

2014 Elective Law Units of Study

JURS6018
Constitutional Theory
6      Int August
LAWS6130
Dispute Resolution in Australia
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is not a skills unit and students will not be trained as negotiators or mediators. This unit has a restricted class size.
Int July
LAWS6043
Environmental Impact Assessment Law
6      Int May
LAWS6044
Environmental Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common law jurisdiction


Environmental Law students must complete LAWS6252 and this core unit prior to enrolling in other law elective units.
Int August
Int March
LAWS6045
Environmental Planning Law
6      Int August
LAWS6052
Govt Regulation, Health Policy & Ethics
6   

MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252 or LAWS6881. For 2014, the unit is available to GradDipHL students as a core unit of study in place of LAWS6058 Information Rights in Health Care.
Int October
LAWS6147
Independent Research Project
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2)
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6182
Independent Research Project A
6    C LAWS6183

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or two semesters.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6183
Independent Research Project B
6    C LAWS6182

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or two semesters.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6068
Judicial Review-P'ciple, Pol & Procedure
6      Int August
LAWS6112
Law of Tax Administration
6      Semester 1
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Int Sept
LAWS6191
Water Law and Climate Change
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6191 Water Law
Int November

Elective Units Offered by Other Faculties/Departments

2014 Elective Units Offered by the Department of Government & International Relations

GOVT6103
Australia in Diplomacy, Defence & Trade
6      Semester 2
GOVT6150
Comparative Democratic Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6358
Comparative Migration Policy
6      Semester 2
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 1
GOVT6156
Governance and Civil Society
6      Semester 2
GOVT6319
Governance and Public Policy Making
6      Semester 2
GOVT6357
International Policy Making
6      Semester 2
GOVT6311
Issues in Public Policy
6      Semester 1
GOVT6313
Leadership in Theory and Practice
6      Semester 2
GOVT6331
Public Management and Governance
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6301
Public Sector Ethics and Corruption
6      Semester 1

2014 Elective Units Offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work

SCWK6949
Global Social Policy
6      Semester 2
SCWK6920
Mental Health: Practice and Theory
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
SCWK6948
Social Policy Frameworks
6      Semester 1

2014 Elective Units Offered by the Department of Sociology and Social Policy

SCLG6903
New Debates in Social Theory
6      Semester 2

Course rules

 

Master of Administrative Law and Policy


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

JC009

Master of Administrative Law and Policy

2 Attendance pattern

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

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's degree, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

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 degree requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney in government, law, social work 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 Master of Administrative Law and Policy. To qualify for the award of the Master of Administrative Law and Policy, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study, including a minimum of 24 credit points from the Faculty of Law, for candidates without a law background; or
(b)
18 credit points of core units of study and 30 credit points of elective units of study, including a minimum of 24 credit points from the Faculty of Law, for candidates with a law background.

6 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.