Master of Laws

 

Graduate Diploma in Law

Master of Laws


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 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, 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. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

GNLAWLAW-01

Graduate Diploma in Law

MALAWLAW-04

Master of Laws

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses 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 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Law or the Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law
(b)
the Master of Laws
(2)
Provided that candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of either of the courses in this sequence. Only the longer award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Law requires a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Laws requires:
(a)
a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney; or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of an embedded graduate diploma with a minimum credit average, or an equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the table of units of study for the Master of Laws.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Law, a candidate must complete 24 credit points.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Laws, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including at least one unit of study in which the assessment consists substantially of a long research essay (7,000-10,000 words in length) (capstone experience).

7 Credit for Previous Study

Students who are Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor graduates or graduands of the University of Sydney and who completed Sydney Law School LAWS6000/JURS6000 units of study as part of their Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor courses may apply to have up to 24 credit points of such units of study credited towards a Master of Laws.
(a)
Credit may only be granted upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 24 credit points of units of study undertaken at Sydney Law School while enrolled in the Master of Laws.

8 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with the shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.
(a)
Credit towards the shorter award will not be awarded for LAWS6000/JURS6000 units of study undertaken as part of the student's Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor.

9 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2017.
(2)
Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2017 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement. The School may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond the prescribed time limit.