International Law

Units of study

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

Master of International Law

Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the University of Sydney Law School prior to enrolment
Students must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(i) 12 credit points of compulsory core units of study;
(ii) a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(iii) a maximum of 24 credit points of elective units of study; including
(iv) 6 credit points of elective units of study from the Department of Government and International Relations or the Centre for International Security Studies.

2017 Compulsory 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

2017 Core Units of Study

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
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
LAWS6047
Law of the Sea
6      Intensive October
LAWS6198
Refugee Law
6      Intensive September
LAWS6063
World Trade Organization Law I
6    A limited knowledge of law of treaties
Intensive August

2017 Elective 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
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
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
LAWS6037
International Import/Export Laws
6      Semester 1
LAWS6916
International Investment Law
6      Intensive March
LAWS6343
International Law and Technology
6      Intensive August
LAWS6184
International Law Research Project A
6    C LAWS6185

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students must complete both LAWS6184 and LAWS6185 within one or two semesters.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6185
International Law Research Project B
6    C LAWS6184

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students must complete both LAWS6184 and LAWS6185 within one or two semesters.
Semester 1
Semester 2
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
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
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

2017 Non-Law Elective Units of Study

2017 Elective Units of Study offered by the Department of Government and International Relations

GOVT6136
Asia Pacific Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6150
Challenges of Democratic Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6111
Chinese Politics
6      Semester 2
GOVT6108
Democracy and Development in SE Asia
6      Semester 1
GOVT6304
Development and World Politics
6      Semester 2
GOVT6225
Essential Readings in Int'l Relations
6      Semester 1
GOVT6137
Forces of Change in Int Relations
6      Semester 2
GOVT6147
Foundations of International Relations
6      Semester 1
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 2
GOVT6156
Governance and Civil Society
6      Semester 1
GOVT6319
Governance and Public Policy Making
6      Semester 2
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6      Semester 1
GOVT6357
International Policy Making
6      Semester 1
GOVT6119
International Security
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6313
Leadership in Theory and Practice
6      Semester 1
GOVT6121
Northeast Asian Politics
6      Semester 1
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

2017 Elective Units of Study offered by the Centre for International Security Studies

CISS6016
Chinese Foreign and Security Policy
6      Semester 2
CISS6012
Civil-Military Relations
6   

Students must not undertake this unit if they took CISS6011 (Special Topic in International Security) when the special topic was Civil-Military Relations
Semester 2
CISS6022
Cybersecurity
6      Semester 2
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 1
CISS6013
Middle East Conflict and Security
6    N GOVT6154
Intensive December
CISS6001
New Security Challenges
6      Semester 2
CISS6018
Nuclear Arms Control and Non-proliferation
6      Semester 2
CISS6006
Statebuilding and 'Fragile States'
6      Semester 2
CISS6002
Strategy and Security in the Asia-Pacific
6      Semester 1
CISS6019
War and Strategy
6      Semester 2