Global Law

For continuing students only

There is no new intake for this course. The following information is provided for continuing students only.

Course resolutions for previous years may be found in the handbook archive.

Units of study

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

Master of Global Law

The Master of Global Law will be offered to new commencing students for the last time in Semester 2 (July), 2016.
This degree will no longer be offered to commencing students after 31 December 2016.
Students can apply for related alternate degrees which includes: Master of Business Law; Master of International Law.
Continuing students should refer to the degree resolutions in the year they commenced their degree.
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) 6 credit points of core units of study, for candidates without a law background; and
(ii) a minimum of 6 credit points of Comparative and Foreign Law elective units of study; and
(iii) a minimum of 6 credit points of Domestic (Australian) Law elective units of study; and
(iv) a minimum of 6 credit points of International Law elective units of study.
Up to 12 credit points units of study from the Master of Jurisprudence may be taken for credit, as elective units, towards the Master of Global Law.

2017 Core Units of Study

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

2017 Elective Units of Study

2017 Comparative and Foreign Law Units of Study

LAWS6165
Biodiversity Law
6      Intensive April
LAWS6353
Business Crime
6      Intensive December
LAWS6091
Chinese International Taxation
6    A Available to students who have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.
Intensive August
LAWS6001
Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
12    A undergraduate law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction or LAWS6252
N LAWS6857 or LAWS3014 or LAWS3068 or LAWS5368

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is not available to students who have completed a law degree in the People's Republic of China. Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit conditional on (i) students must write an essay that focuses on a development topic and (ii) that topic being pre-approved by the Unit Coordinator. Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive November
LAWS6153
Comparative Corporate Taxation
6      Intensive April
LAWS6128
Comparative International Taxation
6      Intensive September
JURS6018
Constitutional Theory
6      Intensive August
LAWS6222
Corporate Governance
6      Intensive February
LAWS6032
Crime Research and Policy
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology units.
Semester 1
LAWS6997
Cross-Border Deals
6    A Available to law graduates only. Students undertaking this unit must have a good working knowledge of the Australian Corporations Act and the rules and practices applicable to securities offerings and takeovers or the equivalent in their home jurisdiction.
Intensive October
LAWS6889
Death Law
6      Intensive April
LAWS6974
Development, Law and Human Rights
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive January
LAWS6852
Doing Business in China
6    A undergraduate law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction or LAWS6252
Intensive August
LAWS6945
Doing Business in Emerging Markets
6      Intensive September
LAWS6984
Economics of Tax Policy
6    N LAWS6257
Intensive September
LAWS6163
Energy and Climate Law
6    N LAWS6863
Intensive September
LAWS6048
Explaining Crime
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology elective units.
Semester 1
LAWS6321
Fiduciary Duties and Conflicts of Interest
6    A Undergraduate knowledge of equitable principles or company law would be desirable
Intensive January
LAWS6862
Hate Crime
6      Intensive March
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
LAWS6304
International Family Law
6    A Available to students who hold a law degree or knowledge of private international law
Intensive March
LAWS6138
Internatl Fin Transactions: Law and Prac
6      Intensive March
LAWS6825
Introduction to Australian Business Tax
6      Intensive August
Intensive March
Semester 1a
LAWS6879
Japanese Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive February
LAWS6068
Judicial Review-P'ciple, Pol and Procedure
6      Intensive July
LAWS6816
Labour Law in the Global Economy
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071


This unit replaced LAWS6816 Labour Law in the New Economy
Intensive July
LAWS6932
Law and Investment in Asia
6      Intensive March
LAWS6953
Law of Asset Protection
6      Intensive August
LAWS6977
Law of International Institutions
6    A LAWS6243 International Law I or equivalent unit in public international law
N GOVT6116
Intensive February
LAWS6047
Law of the Sea
6      Intensive October
LAWS6928
Law, Justice and Development
6    N LAWS3478, LAWS5178


This unit is compulsory for MLawIntDev students.
Intensive April
LAWS6352
Mergers and Acquisitions in Asia
6      Intensive June
LAWS6349
Muslim Minorities and the Law
6      Intensive September
LAWS6956
Personal Property Securities
6      Intensive March
LAWS6345
Principles of Financial Regulation
6      Intensive April
LAWS6892
Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions
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.
C LAWS6030
Intensive October
LAWS6129
Taxation of Offshore Operations
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.
Semester 2
LAWS6118
Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts
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.
Intensive September
LAWS6123
Transfer Pricing in International Tax
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.
Intensive May
LAWS6109
UK International Taxation
6      Intensive September
LAWS6844
US Corporate Law
6      Intensive April
LAWS6171
US International Taxation
6      Intensive May
LAWS6191
Water Law and Climate Change
6      Intensive October
LAWS6344
Work, Care and Gender
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree
Intensive February

2017 Domestic (Australian) Law Units of Study

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.
Intensive March
LAWS6013
Advanced Employment Law
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071
Intensive August
LAWS6947
Advanced Obligations and Remedies
6    A Available to law graduates only

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive July
LAWS6856
Anti-Terrorism Law
6    N CISS6011 or LAWS3483
Intensive May
LAWS6209
Australian International Taxation
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.
Semester 1
LAWS6165
Biodiversity Law
6      Intensive April
LAWS6809
Breach of Contract
6    A undergraduate law degree
Semester 1
LAWS6353
Business Crime
6      Intensive December
LAWS6169
Capital Gains Tax
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.
Intensive May
LAWS6320
Climate Disaster Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive July
LAWS6153
Comparative Corporate Taxation
6      Intensive April
LAWS6128
Comparative International Taxation
6      Intensive September
LAWS6838
Competition Law
6    A undergraduate law degree or LAWS6252
Semester 1
LAWS6264
Compliance: Financial Services Industry
6      Semester 2
JURS6018
Constitutional Theory
6      Intensive August
LAWS6328
Contract Management
6    A undergraduate law degree or LAWS6991
Intensive August
LAWS6100
Corporate Fundraising
6    A undergraduate law degree with corporate law background
Semester 1
LAWS6222
Corporate Governance
6      Intensive February
LAWS6140
Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive July
LAWS6030
Corporate Taxation
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.
Intensive June
Intensive May
Semester 1a
LAWS6327
Crime and Media
6      Intensive April
LAWS6032
Crime Research and Policy
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology units.
Semester 1
LAWS6348
Criminal Law and Markets
6      Intensive March
LAWS6350
Criminal Law: History and Theory
6    A LAWS6034 Criminal Liability, undergraduate criminal law or by permission of Unit Coordinator
Intensive October
LAWS6034
Criminal Liability
6   

Core unit for MCrim students. This unit is an introduction to aspects of criminal law for non-lawyers and is therefore not available to students who have completed a law degree or completed criminal law at a tertiary level.
Semester 2
LAWS6997
Cross-Border Deals
6    A Available to law graduates only. Students undertaking this unit must have a good working knowledge of the Australian Corporations Act and the rules and practices applicable to securities offerings and takeovers or the equivalent in their home jurisdiction.
Intensive October
LAWS6889
Death Law
6      Intensive April
LAWS6066
Discretion in Criminal Justice
6      Intensive 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.
Intensive August
LAWS6945
Doing Business in Emerging Markets
6      Intensive September
LAWS6984
Economics of Tax Policy
6    N LAWS6257
Intensive September
LAWS6163
Energy and Climate Law
6    N LAWS6863
Intensive September
LAWS6893
Environmental Criminology: Space and Place
6      Intensive May
LAWS6044
Environmental Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common law jurisdiction
N LAWS3430 or LAWS5130


Environmental Law students must complete LAWS6252 and this core unit prior to enrolling in other law elective units.
Intensive August
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 September
LAWS6307
Expert Evidence and Class Action Procedure
6    N LAWS6230 or LAWS6869


Students without a law degree or equivalent may enrol in this unit but should be aware that the unit focuses on legal and evidentiary issues. This unit replaced LAWS6230 Expert Evidence and LAWS6869 Class Actions and Complex Litigation.
Semester 1
LAWS6048
Explaining Crime
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology elective units.
Semester 1
LAWS6321
Fiduciary Duties and Conflicts of Interest
6    A Undergraduate knowledge of equitable principles or company law would be desirable
Intensive January
LAWS6970
Forensic Psychology
6    N PSYC1001 or PSYC3020
Semester 2
LAWS6991
Fundamentals of Contract Law
6    C LAWS6252
N LAWS1002 or LAWS1015 or LAWS2008 or LAWS5002


This unit is only available to non-law graduates who have not undertaken any previous study of contract law. Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive May
LAWS6955
Fundamentals of Finance Law
6    A This unit assumes no previous knowledge and is available to non-lawyers and to lawyers who have not previously studied or practised in the area.
Intensive September
LAWS6330
Fundamentals of Regulation
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive September
LAWS6334
Gender Inequality and Development
6      Intensive March
LAWS6214
Goods and Services Tax Principles A
6      Intensive March
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 or LAWS6881.
Intensive October
LAWS6862
Hate Crime
6      Intensive March
LAWS6846
Human Rights and the Global Economy
6    N LAWS5178 or LAWS3478


Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit
Intensive September
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
LAWS6159
Insolvency Law
6    A undergraduate law degree with good background in Australian corporate law
N CLAW6006 or LAWS3403 or LAWS3445 or LAWS5103


This unit replaced LAWS6159 Corporate Insolvency Law.
Intensive July
LAWS6882
Insurance Contract Law
6    A undergraduate law degree or LAWS6991
Intensive September
LAWS6351
IP: Management and Disputes
6    A LAWS3480/LAWS5180 Copyright & Designs, LAWS3479/LAWS5179 Trade Marks & Patents or LAWS6873 Principles of Intellectual Property
Intensive October
LAWS6326
Interpretation of Statutes and Other Texts
6      Intensive October
LAWS6903
Interpreting Commercial Contracts
6    A undergraduate law degree
Intensive February
LAWS6825
Introduction to Australian Business Tax
6      Intensive August
Intensive March
Semester 1a
LAWS6068
Judicial Review-P'ciple, Pol and Procedure
6      Intensive July
LAWS6071
Labour Law
6    A MLLR students must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System (core) as well as this unit before undertaking the labour law elective units
N LAWS5146


The unit is compulsory for students enrolled in the MLLR. However, the requirement to take this unit may be waived upon application to the Program Coordinator if the student can demonstrate proficiency in the unit objectives gained through completing a recent undergraduate law unit in labour law or work experience. Credit will not be granted for WORK6116 Employment and the Law and completion of this unit will not be sufficient to obtain an exemption from this MLLR compulsory unit.
Intensive March
LAWS6953
Law of Asset Protection
6      Intensive August
LAWS6928
Law, Justice and Development
6    N LAWS3478, LAWS5178


This unit is compulsory for MLawIntDev students.
Intensive April
LAWS6944
Market Manipulation and Insider Trading
6      Intensive October
LAWS6821
Mediation - Skills and Theory
6    N LAWS6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students enrolling in this unit need to commit themselves to attending all classes. The skills learning takes place in class and skills are built incrementally from the beginning to the end of the unit. Students cannot catch up on elements they have missed by doing reading outside class - they must participate in all scheduled sessions. If students have a problem with attendance, they should postpone enrolling or withdraw well in advance of the first class so their place can be offered to the next student. Please note enrolment priority will be given to continuing students who are (i) currently enrolled in a full award course at Sydney Law School and (ii) completing their final semester of studies. Waiting lists will be made available for the late applicants.
Intensive December
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Intensive September
LAWS6335
Neurolaw: Brain Mind Law and Ethics
6      Intensive September
LAWS6956
Personal Property Securities
6      Intensive March
LAWS6873
Principles of Intellectual Property
6    N LAWS6854 or LAWS3480 or LAWS3479 or LAWS5180 or LAWS5179


Students who have previously completed an equivalent undergraduate or postgraduate unit in intellectual property are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
Intensive July
LAWS6990
Principles of Oil and Gas Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
MIL and GradDipIL students may enrol in either LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law or LAWS6933 Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues, but not both. Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive July
LAWS6257
Public Policy
6    N LAWS6139 or LAWS6042 or LAWS6113 or LAWS6984


Core unit for MALP students.
Intensive September
LAWS6198
Refugee Law
6      Intensive September
LAWS6107
Tax Litigation
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.
Intensive April
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.
Intensive June
LAWS6946
Tax Treaties Special Issues
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.
Semester 2
LAWS6127
Taxation and Regulation of Superannuation
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.
N LAWS6213
Semester 1
LAWS6840
Tax of Business and Investment Income 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.
Intensive April
Semester 1
Semester 1a
LAWS6841
Tax of Business and Investment Income B
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.
Intensive August
Semester 2
Semester 2a
LAWS6125
Taxation of Corporate Finance
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.
Semester 1
LAWS6244
Taxation of Corporate Groups
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.
Intensive October
LAWS6892
Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions
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.
C LAWS6030
Intensive October
LAWS6129
Taxation of Offshore Operations
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.
Semester 2
LAWS6118
Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts
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.
Intensive September
LAWS6191
Water Law and Climate Change
6      Intensive October
LAWS6344
Work, Care and Gender
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree
Intensive February
LAWS6305
Workplace Investigations
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree and LAWS6071

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit has a restricted class size.
Intensive April

2017 International Law Units of Study

LAWS6856
Anti-Terrorism Law
6    N CISS6011 or LAWS3483
Intensive May
LAWS6209
Australian International Taxation
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.
Semester 1
LAWS6091
Chinese International Taxation
6    A Available to students who have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.
Intensive August
LAWS6001
Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
12    A undergraduate law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction or LAWS6252
N LAWS6857 or LAWS3014 or LAWS3068 or LAWS5368

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is not available to students who have completed a law degree in the People's Republic of China. Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit conditional on (i) students must write an essay that focuses on a development topic and (ii) that topic being pre-approved by the Unit Coordinator. Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive November
LAWS6320
Climate Disaster Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive July
LAWS6153
Comparative Corporate Taxation
6      Intensive April
LAWS6128
Comparative International Taxation
6      Intensive September
LAWS6838
Competition Law
6    A undergraduate law degree or LAWS6252
Semester 1
LAWS6264
Compliance: Financial Services Industry
6      Semester 2
LAWS6222
Corporate Governance
6      Intensive February
LAWS6140
Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive July
LAWS6997
Cross-Border Deals
6    A Available to law graduates only. Students undertaking this unit must have a good working knowledge of the Australian Corporations Act and the rules and practices applicable to securities offerings and takeovers or the equivalent in their home jurisdiction.
Intensive October
LAWS6974
Development, Law and Human Rights
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive January
LAWS6852
Doing Business in China
6    A undergraduate law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction or LAWS6252
Intensive August
LAWS6163
Energy and Climate Law
6    N LAWS6863
Intensive September
LAWS6334
Gender Inequality and Development
6      Intensive March
LAWS6964
Global Energy and Resources Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6846
Human Rights and the Global Economy
6    N LAWS5178 or LAWS3478


Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit
Intensive September
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
LAWS6059
International Business Law
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction
N LAWS3438, LAWS5138


Core unit for MIntBus&L students. This unit is available as one of the core units for GradDipIntBusLaw students.
Intensive September
LAWS6060
International Commercial Arbitration
6   

This is available as one of the core units for GradDipIntBusLaw students
Semester 2
LAWS6865
International Dispute Resolution
6    N LAWS6202
Intensive August
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
6   

Students seeking further study in international environmental law may undertake LAWS6922 Advanced International Environmental Law.
Intensive May
LAWS6304
International Family Law
6    A Available to students who hold a law degree or knowledge of private international law
Intensive March
LAWS6138
Internatl Fin Transactions: Law and Prac
6      Intensive March
LAWS6161
International Human Rights
6    N GOVT6117


Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive August
LAWS6218
International Humanitarian Law
6    N LAWS3483 or LAWS5183
Intensive March
LAWS6037
International Import/Export Laws
6      Semester 1
LAWS6916
International Investment Law
6      Intensive March
LAWS6243
International Law I
6    N LAWS1023, LAWS5005


This unit replaced LAWS6243 Public International Law. This unit is compulsory for MIL and GradDipIntLaw students who have not completed any previous study in international law and must be taken during the first semester of candidature. This unit is not available to MLawIntDev students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning. This unit is available as one of the core units for GradDipIntBusLaw students.
Intensive March
Semester 2
LAWS6167
International Law II
6    A LAWS6243


Compulsory core unit for MIL and GradDipIntLaw students. This unit replaced LAWS6167 International Law and Australian Institutions.
Intensive May
Semester 2
LAWS6343
International Law and Technology
6      Intensive August
LAWS6825
Introduction to Australian Business Tax
6      Intensive August
Intensive March
Semester 1a
LAWS6879
Japanese Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive February
LAWS6816
Labour Law in the Global Economy
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071


This unit replaced LAWS6816 Labour Law in the New Economy
Intensive July
LAWS6932
Law and Investment in Asia
6      Intensive March
LAWS6977
Law of International Institutions
6    A LAWS6243 International Law I or equivalent unit in public international law
N GOVT6116
Intensive February
LAWS6047
Law of the Sea
6      Intensive October
LAWS6928
Law, Justice and Development
6    N LAWS3478, LAWS5178


This unit is compulsory for MLawIntDev students.
Intensive April
LAWS6944
Market Manipulation and Insider Trading
6      Intensive October
LAWS6349
Muslim Minorities and the Law
6      Intensive September
LAWS6990
Principles of Oil and Gas Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
MIL and GradDipIL students may enrol in either LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law or LAWS6933 Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues, but not both. Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive July
LAWS6198
Refugee Law
6      Intensive September
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.
Intensive June
LAWS6946
Tax Treaties Special Issues
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.
Semester 2
LAWS6123
Transfer Pricing in International Tax
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.
Intensive May
LAWS6109
UK International Taxation
6      Intensive September
LAWS6844
US Corporate Law
6      Intensive April
LAWS6171
US International Taxation
6      Intensive May
LAWS6191
Water Law and Climate Change
6      Intensive October
LAWS6063
World Trade Organization Law I
6    A limited knowledge of law of treaties
Intensive August

2017 Jurisprudence Units of Study

JURS6018
Constitutional Theory
6      Intensive August
LAWS6350
Criminal Law: History and Theory
6    A LAWS6034 Criminal Liability, undergraduate criminal law or by permission of Unit Coordinator
Intensive October
LAWS6187
Functional Analysis of Law and Soc Control
6      Semester 1
LAWS6335
Neurolaw: Brain Mind Law and Ethics
6      Intensive September
LAWS6308
Philosophy of Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive July
LAWS6836
Precedent, Interpretation and Probability
6    N JURS6028 or JURS6029
Semester 2
LAWS6338
The Nature of the Common Law
6      Intensive September
LAWS6940
Theories of Law
6    N LAWS5169 or LAWS3469
Intensive June
LAWS6316
Theories of the Judiciary
6      Intensive August