International Law

Units of study

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

Graduate Diploma in International Law

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 24 credit points, comprising 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Core Units of Study

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

Elective Units of Study

LAWS6141
Asia Pacific Environmental Law
6      Intensive August
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. The completion of other foundation units such as LAWS6840 Taxation of Business and Investment Income A and LAWS6841 Taxation of Business and Investment Income B will provide students, without such knowledge or work experience, with additional knowledge and skills that will assists in successfully completing this unit.
Semester 2
LAWS6091
Chinese International Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.
Intensive May
LAWS6320
Climate Justice and Disaster Law
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6320 Climate Disaster Law.
Intensive September
LAWS6824
Commercial Conflict of Laws
6    A undergraduate law degree
N LAWS6884
Intensive October
LAWS6153
Comparative Corporate Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.
Intensive August
LAWS6128
Comparative International Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.
Intensive March
LAWS6222
Corporate Governance
6      Intensive March
LAWS6140
Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive July
LAWS6314
Coastal and Marine Law
6      Intensive March
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   

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 February
LAWS6852
Doing Business in China
6    A Students who do not hold a law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit.
Intensive May
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
LAWS6334
Gender Inequality and Development
6      Intensive August
LAWS6964
Global Energy and Resources Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6920
Global Health Law
6      Intensive July
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 May
LAWS6022
International and Comparative Labour Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6059
International Business Law
6    A Students who do not hold a law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit.
N LAWS3438, LAWS5138
Intensive September
LAWS6060
International Commercial Arbitration
6   

This is available as one of the core units for GradDipIntBusLaw students
Intensive May
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
6      Intensive May
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 October
LAWS6218
International Humanitarian Law
6    N LAWS3483 or LAWS5183
Intensive August
LAWS6037
International Import/Export Laws
6      Semester 1
LAWS6916
International Investment Law
6      Intensive March
LAWS6062
International Law-the Use of Armed Force
6    N LAWS3483 or LAWS5183
Intensive August
LAWS6879
Japanese Law
6   

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. Students may also substitute one or two days from Feb 13, 14 in Tokyo.
Intensive February
LAWS6932
Law and Investment in Asia
6      Intensive May
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
LAWS6149
Legal Pluralism in Southeast Asia
12   

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
LAWS6944
Market Manipulation and Insider Trading
6      Intensive November
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. The completion of LAWS6209 Australian International Taxation will provide students, without such knowledge or work experience, with additional knowledge and skills that will assists in successfully completing this unit.
Intensive May
LAWS6946
Tax Treaties Special Issues
6    P LAWS6177
Intensive October
LAWS6119
The State and Global Governance
6   

Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit.
Intensive May
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. The Completion of LAWS6209 Australian International Taxation will provide students, without such knowledge or work experience, with additional knowledge and skills that will assists in successfully completing this unit.
Intensive June
LAWS6109
UK International Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.
Intensive September
LAWS6844
US Corporate Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6171
US International Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.
Intensive May
LAWS6063
World Trade Organization Law I
6    A limited knowledge of law of treaties
N LAWS3439 or LAWS5139
Intensive September