Law and International Development

Units of study

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

Master of Law and International Development

Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the Faculty prior to enrolment
Candidates must complete 72 credit points, comprising:
(i) 6 credit points of compulsory core unit of study;
(ii) a minimum of 6 credit points of core units of study;
(iii) a minimum of 12 credit points of capstone units of study; and
(iv) a minimum of 36 credit points of units of study from the Faculty of Law.
Candidates who are granted a reduced volume of learning must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(i) 6 credit points of compulsory core unit of study;
(ii) a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone unit of study;
(iii) a minimum of 24 credit points of units of study from the Faculty of Law.

2014 Compulsory Core Units of Study

LAWS6928
Law, Justice and Development
6    N LAWS3478


This unit is compulsory for MLawIntDev students and replaced LAWS6928 Law & Economic Development.
Int April
This unit must be completed within the first year of enrolment.

2014 Core Units of Study

ARTS7000
Academic Communication for Postgraduates
6   

It is strongly advised that all students enrolling in this elective complete it during their first semester of study, or in Summer or Winter school when available. ARTS7000 is recommended for two main groups: 1) International postgraduate students who have not completed their Bachelor award at a university where English was the medium of instruction. 2) Domestic postgraduates who have not been in an academic environment for a prolonged period of time.
Semester 1
Semester 2
This unit is not available to students who are granted a reduced volume of learning.
DVST6901
Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
6    N SSCP6900
Semester 1
Semester 2
DVST6904
Rethinking Poverty
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6243
International Law I
6    N 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.
Int March
Semester 2
This unit is not available to students who are granted a reduced volume of learning.
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881


International students who are required to enrol in this unit must undertake classes during the first week of their study. Health Law and Public Health students should enrol in LAWS6881 Introduction to Law for Health Professionals in lieu of LAWS6252, if available. This unit is not available to MLawIntDev students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning. Students must attend all classes on the timetabled dates as prescribed for their enrolled session/group. An Absent Fail grade may be granted to students who fail to attend the correct session/group.
Int April
Int August
Int March
Int Sept
This unit is not available to students who are granted a reduced volume of learning.

2014 Captsone Units of Study

LAWS6001
Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
12    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction
N LAWS6857, LAWS3068, LAWS5368

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is not available to students who have completed a law degree in the People's Republic of China. Students must register their attendance before enrolling. 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. To register, please visit the Shanghai Winter School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/cstudent/shanghai/ Registration enquiries law.offshore@sydney.edu.au Enrolment enquiries law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au
Int November
LAWS6974
Development, Law and Human Rights

This unit of study is not available in2014

12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
For further information, please visit the Himalayan Field School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/scil/fieldschool/ Registration enquiries law.offshore@sydney.edu.au Enrolment enquiries law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au
Int January
LAWS6846
Human Rights and the Global Economy
6    N LAWS5134


Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit
Int August
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
LAWS6149
Legal Pluralism in Southeast Asia
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will be taught offshore with the cooperation of Gadjah Mada University (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) and International Islamic University (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). These institutions will provide guest lecturers. These institutions can be contacted through Assoc Prof Simon Butt and Dr Salim Farrar. Students must register their attendance before enrolling. For further information, please visit http://sydney.edu.au/law/caplus Registration enquiries law.offshore@sydney.edu.au Enrolment enquiries law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au
Int July
LAWS6119
The State and Global Governance
6   

Note: This unit replaced LAWS6119 Theories of International Law. Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit.
Int Sept
Students who intend to undertake units which are taught offshore must ensure they hold an appropriate visa and/or approval from their sponsor to fund any additional expenses prior to accepting their offer of admission.

2014 Elective Units of Study

LAWS6001
Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
12    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction
N LAWS6857, LAWS3068, LAWS5368

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is not available to students who have completed a law degree in the People's Republic of China. Students must register their attendance before enrolling. 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. To register, please visit the Shanghai Winter School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/cstudent/shanghai/ Registration enquiries law.offshore@sydney.edu.au Enrolment enquiries law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au
Int November
LAWS6320
Climate Disaster Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Int July
LAWS6301
Corruption and International Development
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The unit will be taught as a skills-based unit with class exercises. To make this workable, numbers to be capped at 25 students. The unit replaced Introduction to Anti-Corruption: Policy, Law and Practice.
Int August
LAWS6920
Global Health Law
6      Int July
LAWS6933
Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6933 International Petroleum Transactions. MIL and GradDipIntLaw students may enrol in either LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law or LAWS6933 Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues, but not both.
Int May
LAWS6846
Human Rights and the Global Economy
6    N LAWS5134


Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit
Int August
LAWS6896
Internatl & Comparative Criminal Justice
6    N LAWS6269, LAWS6219
Int May
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
6   

Students seeking further study in international environmental law may undertake LAWS6922 Advanced International Environmental Law.
Int May
LAWS6161
International Human Rights
6    N GOVT6117
Semester 2
LAWS6218
International Humanitarian Law
6    N LAWS3483, LAWS5183
Int May
LAWS6916
International Investment Law
6      Int March
LAWS6816
Labour Law in the Global Economy
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and, for MLLR students, LAWS6071
Int Sept
LAWS6848
Law and Healthy Lifestyles
6   

Core unit for GradDipPubHL students. This unit replaced LAWS6848 New Directions in Public Health Law and Policy and may be substituted for LAWS6839 Critical Issues in Public Health Law as a core unit in the MHL.
Int March
LAWS6932
Law and Investment in Asia
6      Int April
LAWS6257
Public Policy
6    N LAWS6139, LAWS6042, LAWS6113


Core unit for MALP students.
Int Sept
LAWS6119
The State and Global Governance
6   

Note: This unit replaced LAWS6119 Theories of International Law. Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit.
Int Sept
LAWS6191
Water Law and Climate Change
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6191 Water Law
Int November

2014 Units of Study of other Faculties

ARTS7000
Academic Communication for Postgraduates
6   

It is strongly advised that all students enrolling in this elective complete it during their first semester of study, or in Summer or Winter school when available. ARTS7000 is recommended for two main groups: 1) International postgraduate students who have not completed their Bachelor award at a university where English was the medium of instruction. 2) Domestic postgraduates who have not been in an academic environment for a prolonged period of time.
Semester 1
Semester 2
DVST6901
Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
6    N SSCP6900
Semester 1
Semester 2
MIPH5131
Foundations of International Health
6      Semester 1
SCWK6949
Global Social Policy
6      Semester 2
SUST5001
Introduction to Sustainability
6    A A three years Bachelors (pass) degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualifications/learning.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PACS6911
Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
6    N SCWK6930
Int July
Semester 1
INFS5001
Project Management
6    N INFS6014
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early

Course rules

 

Master of Law and International Development


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

JC035

Master of Law and International Development

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full-time or part-time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is an advanced learning master's degree, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Admission to candidature

1.
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to following criteria:
2.
Admission to the degree requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney in law, development studies, commerce, economics, environmental studies, government, international studies, science, social work, or public administration, or in another relevant discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification.

5 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the table of units of study for the Master of Law and International Development. To qualify for the award of the Master of Law and International Development, a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:
(a)
6 credit points of compulsory core unit of study;
(b)
a minimum of 6 credit points of core unit of study;
(c)
a minimum of 12 credit points of capstone units of study; and
(d)
a minimum of 36 credit points of units of study from the Faculty of Law.
The Faculty may grant a candidate a reduced volume of learning in recognition of their qualifications and/or experience. A candidate undertaking a reduced volume of learning must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
6 credit points of compulsory core unit of study;
(b)
a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study; and
(c)
a minimum of 24 credit points of units of study from the Faculty of Law
6.
Transitional provisions
1.
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2013.
2.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2013 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2018. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.