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 Sydney Law School prior to enrolment.
Students 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 Sydney Law School, for students 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 Sydney Law School, for students with a law background.

Core Units of Study

For LAWS6252, students 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 undergraduate law degree or LAWS6252 (core unit for MALP and Environmental Law students)
N LAWS2010, LAWS5010


Core unit for MALP students. Students who do not hold a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before undertaking other law units.
Intensive April
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881


Students are recommended to enrol well in advance of classes in order to complete pre-class readings (normally available to enrolled students 3 weeks prior to the first class). Law graduates from a non-common law jurisdiction are also recommended to complete classes for this unit during the first week of their commencing semester.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive March
Intensive September
GOVT6316
Policy Making, Power and Politics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6257
Public Policy
6    N LAWS6139 or LAWS6042 or LAWS6113 or LAWS6984


Core unit for MALP students.
Intensive September

Elective Law Units of Study

JURS6018
Constitutional Theory

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Intensive August
LAWS6130
Dispute Resolution in Australia

This unit of study is not available in 2018

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.
Intensive August
LAWS6355
Energy and Water Security Law
6   

Students who have previously completed both LAWS6191 Water Law and Climate Change and LAWS6163 Energy and Climate Law are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
Intensive October
LAWS6044
Environmental Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common law jurisdiction
N LAWS3430 or LAWS5130


Students who do not hold a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before undertaking the environmental law units.
Intensive March
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
LAWS6330
Fundamentals of Regulation

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
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
LAWS6147
Independent Research Project
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications close on 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students whose application is pending on the outcome of their previous semester's results should not apply until after the official results release date. If you have any concerns, please contact Sydney Law School E: law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6182
Independent Research Project A
6    C LAWS6183

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications close on 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students whose application is pending on the outcome of their previous semester's results should not apply until after the official results release date. Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or two semesters. If you have any concerns, please contact Sydney Law School E: law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6183
Independent Research Project B
6    C LAWS6182

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications close on 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students whose application is pending on the outcome of their previous semester's results should not apply until after the official results release date. Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or over two semesters. If you have any concerns, please contact Sydney Law School E: law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6068
Judicial Review-P'ciple, Pol and Procedure
6      Intensive August
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Intensive September
LAWS6198
Refugee Law

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Intensive September
LAWS6191
Water Law and Climate Change

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Intensive October

Elective Units Offered by Other Faculties/Departments

Elective Units Offered by the Department of Government & International Relations

GOVT6150
Challenges of Democratic Politics
6      Intensive February
GOVT6358
Comparative Migration Policy
6      Semester 2
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 2
GOVT6156
Governance and Civil Society
6      Semester 2
GOVT6319
Governance and Public Policy Making
6      Semester 2
GOVT6357
International Policy Making
6      Semester 2
GOVT6313
Leadership in Theory and Practice
6      Semester 2
GOVT6316
Policy Making, Power and Politics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6331
Public Management and Governance
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6301
Public Sector Ethics and Corruption
6      Semester 2

Elective Units Offered by the School of Education and Social Work

SCWK6949
Global Social Policy
6      Semester 2
SCWK6948
Social Policy Frameworks
6      Semester 1

Elective Units Offered by the Department of Sociology and Social Policy

SCLG6901
Citizenship Rights and Social Movements
6    N SCWK6901


This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1
SCLG6903
New Debates in Social Theory
6      Semester 2