Labour Law and Relations

Units of study

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

Master of Labour Law and Relations

Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the Law School prior to enrolment
Students must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(i) 12 credit points of compulsory core units of study and a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study, for students with a law background; or
(ii) 18 credit points of compulsory core units of study and a minimum of 18 credit points of core units of study, for students without a law background; and
(iii) for all students, a minimum of 24 credit points from the Sydney Law School.

2017 Compulsory Core Units of Study

Students without a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must undertake LAWS6252 prior to or concurrent to enrolling in other law units.
WORK6012
Industrial Relations Policy
6      Intensive October
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
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 Core Units of Study

LAWS6013
Advanced Employment Law
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071
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
Students may enrol in this unit of study before completing LAWS6071 Labour Law.
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
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 Law Elective Units of Study

LAWS6140
Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive July
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
LAWS6330
Fundamentals of Regulation
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
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
LAWS6161
International Human Rights
6    N GOVT6117


Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive August
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
Students may enrol in this unit of study before completing LAWS6071 Labour Law.

2017 Elective Units of Study from the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies

WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies
6   

Core unit for the MHRM&IR
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6012
Industrial Relations Policy
6      Intensive October
WORK6108
International Dimensions of HRM
6      Semester 2
WORK6130
Leadership in Organisations
6    N ECOF5807 or ECOF6090
Semester 2a
WORK5003
Management and Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6111
Management Consulting
6    A Knowledge is assumed in the areas of basic business strategy and organisational change. It is recommended that students enrolling in this Unit will have completed either or both of the following or similar Units: WORK6026 Organisational Change and Development, WORK6002 Foundations of Strategic Management.
Semester 1
WORK6118
Managing Communication in Organisations
6    N ECOF6030 or ECOF6040
Semester 1
WORK6001
Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
6      Semester 1
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 1
WORK6033
Organisational Sustainability
6    N ECOF6110 or CLAW6028


Core unit for the MHRM&IR
Semester 1b
WORK5002
People, Work and Employment
6   

Foundation Unit for MHRM&IR. This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1a
Semester 2
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards
6      Intensive July
WORK6002
Strategic Management
6      Semester 1b
Semester 2

2017 Elective Units of Study from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

ECOP6101
Core Concepts in Political Economy
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOP6015
Global Employment and Migration
6      Semester 2