Law and International Development

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 Law and International Development

The Master of Law and International Development will be offered to new commencing students for the last time in Semester 1 (March), 2017.
This degree will no longer be offered to commencing students after 30 June 2017.
Students can apply for related alternate degrees which includes: 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 University of Sydney Law School prior to enrolment
Students 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 University of Sydney Law School.
Students 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 University of Sydney Law School.

Compulsory Core Units of Study

LAWS6928
Law, Justice and Development
6    N LAWS3478, LAWS5178


This unit is compulsory for MLawIntDev students.
Intensive April
This unit must be completed within the first year of enrolment.

Core Units of Study

DVST6901
Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
6    N SSCP6900


This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1
Semester 2
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
This unit is not available to students who are granted a reduced volume of learning.
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
This unit is not available to students who are granted a reduced volume of learning.
DVST6904
Rethinking Poverty
6   

This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Capstone Units of Study

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


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. 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 December
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
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
LAWS6147
Independent Research Project
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications close on 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students whose application is pending on the outcome of their previous semester's results should not apply until after the official results release date. If you have any concerns, please contact Sydney Law School E: law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6182
Independent Research Project A
6    C LAWS6183

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications close on 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students whose application is pending on the outcome of their previous semester's results should not apply until after the official results release date. Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or two semesters. If you have any concerns, please contact Sydney Law School E: law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6183
Independent Research Project B
6    C LAWS6182

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications close on 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students whose application is pending on the outcome of their previous semester's results should not apply until after the official results release date. Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or over two semesters. If you have any concerns, please contact Sydney Law School E: law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS5001
Project Management
6    N INFS6014
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
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
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.

Elective Units of Study

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


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. 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 December
LAWS6320
Climate Justice and Disaster Law
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6320 Climate Disaster Law.
Intensive September
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
LAWS6140
Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive July
LAWS6945
Doing Business in Emerging Markets

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Intensive September
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
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
LAWS6916
International Investment Law
6      Intensive March
LAWS6816
Labour Law in the Global Economy

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071


This unit replaced LAWS6816 Labour Law in the New Economy
Intensive July
LAWS6848
Law, Business and Healthy Lifestyles
6      Intensive September
LAWS6932
Law and Investment in Asia
6      Intensive May
LAWS6977
Law of International Institutions

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    A LAWS6243 International Law I or equivalent unit in public international law
N GOVT6116
Intensive February
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
LAWS6257
Public Policy
6    N LAWS6139 or LAWS6042 or LAWS6113 or LAWS6984


Core unit for MALP students.
Intensive September
LAWS6198
Refugee Law

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Intensive September
LAWS6338
The Nature of the Common Law
6      Intensive May
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
LAWS6191
Water Law and Climate Change

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Intensive October

Units of Study of other Faculties

DVST6901
Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
6    N SSCP6900


This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MIPH5131
Foundations of International Health
6   

Departmental permission required for non-MIPH students
Semester 1
SCWK6949
Global Social Policy
6      Semester 2
SUST5001
Introduction to Sustainability
6   

This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PACS6911
Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
6    N SCWK6930
Semester 1
GSOG6002
Public Sector Leadership

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6   

Students who are not undertaking the award courses GCPA, GDPA, MPAdmin or EMPA must have the permission of the Director, Graduate School of Government, to take this unit of study.
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