University of Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table

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

Elective Units of Study

Students must successfully complete 42 credit points from the elective units of study including:
(a) a maximum of 36 credit points from Part 1 - Elective Units of Study
(b) a minimum of 6 credit points from Part 2 - Jurisprudence Units of Study
(c) no more than 24 credit points of Master's level elective units of study.

Part 1 - Elective Units of Study

LAWS3044
Law International Exchange Electives
24   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Available to outbound exchange students only.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3068
Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
6    N LAWS3014 or LAWS5368


Enrolment in the Shanghai Winter School is by separate application to the Law School.
Intensive December
LAWS3094
Law International Exchange Electives
18   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Available to outbound exchange students only.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3401
Advanced Constitutional Law
6    P LAWS1004 or LAWS3000 or LAWS3003 or (LAWS1021 and LAWS2011)
C LAWS2011
N LAWS3027 or LAWS5101
Semester 1
LAWS3402
Advanced Contracts
6    P (LAWS1015 OR LAWS1002 OR LAWS2008) AND (LAWS2004 OR (LAWS2015 AND LAWS2012))
N LAWS3007
Semester 2
LAWS3403
Advanced Corporate Law
6      Semester 2
LAWS3404
Advanced Criminal Law

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P LAWS1016 or LAWS1003 or LAWS2009
N LAWS5104
Semester 1
LAWS3406
Advanced Evidence
6    P LAWS2006 or LAWS2016
N LAWS5106
Semester 1
LAWS3408
Advanced Public International Law

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P LAWS1018 or LAWS1023 or LAWS2005
N LAWS3009 or LAWS5108
Semester 1
LAWS3409
Advanced Taxation Law
6    P LAWS3047 or LAWS3412
N LAWS3013 or LAWS5109
Semester 2
LAWS3411
Anti-Discrimination Law
6    N LAWS3012 or LAWS5111
Semester 2
LAWS3412
Australian Income Tax
6    N LAWS3047 or LAWS5112
Semester 1
LAWS3413
Banking and Financial Instruments
6    P (LAWS1015 or LAWS1002) and (LAWS2004 or LAWS2015)
N LAWS3101 or LAWS5113
Semester 1
LAWS3417
Commercial Land Law

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P LAWS2007 or LAWS2017 or LAWS5012
N LAWS5117
Semester 1
LAWS3419
Competition Law

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    N LAWS3016 or LAWS5119
Semester 2
LAWS3422
Contract and Equity in Land Dealings

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P LAWS2007 or LAWS2017
N LAWS3017 and LAWS5122
Semester 1
LAWS3426
Criminology
6    N LAWS3020 or LAWS5126
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3427
Death and Inheritance Law
6    N LAWS3056 or LAWS5127
Semester 1
LAWS3428
Media Law: Defamation and Privacy
6    N LAWS3059 or LAWS5128
Semester 1a
Semester 2
Summer Main
LAWS3430
Environmental Law
6    C LAWS2002 or LAWS2010
N LAWS3024 or LAWS5130
Semester 1
LAWS3431
Law and Social Justice Clinic
6    N LAWS3025 or LAWS5131

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in this unit is by special application. Enrolment is restricted to students in their final year of study.
Semester 2
LAWS3432
Family Law
6    N LAWS3026 or LAWS5132
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3434
International Human Rights Law
6    P LAWS2005 or LAWS1018 or LAWS1023
N LAWS3034 or LAWS5134
Semester 2
LAWS3435
Indigenous Peoples and Public Law

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    N LAWS3005 or LAWS5135
Semester 2
LAWS3437
International Commercial Arbitration
6    P LAWS1015 or LAWS1002 or LAWS2008
N LAWS3092 or LAWS5137
Semester 2
LAWS3438
International Commercial Transactions

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P LAWS1015 or LAWS1002 or LAWS2008
N LAWS3072 or LAWS5138
Semester 2
LAWS3441
Introduction to Islamic Law
6      Semester 2
LAWS3443
Interpretation
6    P (LAWS1002 or LAWS2008 or LAWS1015) and (LAWS2002 or LAWS1021)
N LAWS5143
Semester 2
LAWS3444
Japanese Law
6    N LAWS3076 or LAWS5144

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications for the offshore intensive unit are by separate application to Sydney Law School.
Intensive February
LAWS3445
Insolvency Law
6    P LAWS2003 or LAWS2014
N LAWS3403 or LAWS5145 or LAWS5103
Semester 1
LAWS3446
Labour Law
6    N LAWS3023 or LAWS5146
Semester 1
LAWS3451
Media Law: Contempt and Open Justice
6    N LAWS3059 or LAWS5151
Semester 2
LAWS3452
Medical Law
6    N LAWS3046 or LAWS5152
Semester 1
LAWS3455
Policing, Crime and Society
6    N LAWS3048 or LAWS5155
Semester 1
LAWS3457
Private International Law B
6    N LAWS3015 or LAWS5157
Semester 2
LAWS3460
Roman Law
6    N LAWS3052 or LAWS5160
Semester 1
LAWS3461
Public Interest Law Clinic
6    N LAWS4061 or LAWS5161

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in this unit of study is by special application. Priority will be given to students in their final year of study.
Intensive February
Semester 1
LAWS3463
Sports Law
6      Semester 1
LAWS3465
Sydney Law Review
6    N LAWS3057 or LAWS5165

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in this unit of study is by special application. For further information, please visit sydney.edu.au/law/slr.
Semester 1
LAWS3478
Development, Law and Human Rights
6    N LAWS5178

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in the Himalayan Field School is by separate application to the Law School.
Intensive February
Semester 1
LAWS3479
IP: Trademarks and Patents
6    N LAWS3472 or LAWS3033 or LAWS3423 or LAWS5179
Semester 1
LAWS3480
IP: Copyright and Designs
6    N LAWS3033 or LAWS3423 or LAWS5180
Semester 2
LAWS3483
War Law: Use of Force and Humanitarian Law
6    N LAWS3440 or LAWS3086 or LAWS5183 or LAWS6218
Semester 1
LAWS3484
Secured Transactions in Commercial Law
6    P LAWS2012
N LAWS5184
Semester 2
LAWS3489
International Moot
6    P LAWS1018 or LAWS1023
N LAWS3035 or LAWS3093 or LAWS5189

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in this unit of study will be by special application, and will be based on competitive selection in accordance with the rules of the individual competition.
Intensive December
Intensive February
Semester 1
LAWS3492
Legal History
6    N LAWS5192
Semester 2
LAWS3496
United States Constitutional Law
6    P LAWS5011 or LAWS2011 or LAWS1004 or LAWS3000 or LAWS3003
N LAWS3418 or LAWS5118 or LAWS3491 or LAWS5191 or LAWS5196
Semester 1
LAWS3499
Migration, Refugees and Forced Migration
6    P (LAWS2002 or (LAWS2010 and LAWS1021) or (LAWS5007 and LAWS5010)) and (LAWS1004 or LAWS3000 or LAWS3003 or LAWS2011 or LAWS5011)
C (LAWS2002 or LAWS2010 or LAWS5010) and (LAWS1018 or LAWS2005 or LAWS1023 or LAWS5005)
N LAWS3045 or LAWS3458 or LAWS5158 or LAWS3453 or LAWS5153 or LAWS5199
Semester 2
LAWS3503
Insurance Law and Risk
6    N LAWS5203
Semester 2
LAWS3507
Energy Law: Renewables and Emerging Tech
6    P LAWS1015
Semester 1a
LAWS3508
Interdisciplinary Project
6    A Students are expected to have completed all core units with the exception of Private International Law A.
N INDP3000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in this unit of study is by special application. It is only available to JD students in their final year of study and LLB students in their final two years of study, and who have a WAM above 65.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3510
Industry and Community Projects
6    A Required knowledge will vary by project.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In semester 1, 2019 in order to undertake the project with the NSW Public Defenders Office and NSW Police, students will require assumed knowledge of Civil and Criminal Procedure and Evidence.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3514
Race and the Law
6      Semester 2
LAWS3515
Citizenship and Nationality Law
6    P LAWS1021, LAWS1023
Semester 2
LAWS3516
International Law and China
6      Semester 2
LAWS3900
Law Honours
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Further information regarding the honours program, including eligibility requirements, workload, supervision and award, can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/law/cstudent/undergrad/honours_program.shtml.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Part 1 - Master's Level Electives

LAWS6013
Advanced Employment Law
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive June
LAWS6032
Crime Research and Policy
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students. Elective unit for GradDipCrim students who commenced on or after 1 Jan 2019. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Semester 1
LAWS6037
International Import/Export Laws
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Semester 1
LAWS6041
Environmental Litigation
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive May
LAWS6047
Law of the Sea
6      Intensive November
LAWS6052
Govt Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
6   

MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive October
LAWS6054
Health Care and Professional Liability
6   

Core unit for GradDipHL students. MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6063
World Trade Organization Law I
6    A limited knowledge of law of treaties
N LAWS3439 or LAWS5139


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive September
LAWS6066
Discretion in Criminal Justice
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive September
LAWS6091
Chinese International Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive May
LAWS6096
Work Health and Safety: Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071 (MLLR students)


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive October
LAWS6105
Child Sexual Abuse: Diverse Perspectives

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Semester 2
LAWS6109
UK International Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive October
LAWS6119
The State and Global Governance
6   

Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
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.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive November
LAWS6130
Dispute Resolution in Australia
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6140
Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive July
LAWS6141
Asia Pacific Environmental Law

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Intensive August
LAWS6165
Biodiversity Law and Heritage Law
6    N LAWS6055 Heritage Law


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive September
LAWS6171
US International Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive September
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. The completion of LAWS6209 Australian International Taxation will provide students; without such knowledge or work experience; with additional knowledge and skills that will assist in successfully completing this unit.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive May
LAWS6193
Criminal Justice: Prevention and Control
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive May
LAWS6214
Goods and Services Tax Principles A
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.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6222
Corporate Governance
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive March
LAWS6302
Human Rights and Environmental Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive June
LAWS6307
Expert Evidence and Class Action Procedure
6    N LAWS6230 or LAWS6869


Students without a law degree or equivalent may enrol in this unit but should be aware that the unit focuses on legal and evidentiary issues. This unit replaced LAWS6230 Expert Evidence and LAWS6869 Class Actions and Complex Litigation. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Semester 1
LAWS6314
Coastal and Marine Law

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Intensive March
LAWS6318
Corporate Innovation and Regulation

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Intensive December
LAWS6320
Climate Justice and Disaster Law
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6320 Climate Disaster Law. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive September
LAWS6325
Crime, Responsibility and Policy

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Intensive September
LAWS6330
Fundamentals of Regulation
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive September
LAWS6334
Gender Inequality and Development

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Intensive August
LAWS6342
Environmental Markets
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6343
International Law and Technology
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive November
LAWS6344
Work, Care and Gender
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive May
LAWS6345
Principles of Financial Regulation
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive May
LAWS6350
Criminal Law: History and Theory
6    A LAWS6034 Gender, Violence and the Criminal Law, undergraduate criminal law or permission given by Unit Coordinator.
Intensive October
LAWS6352
Mergers and Acquisitions in Asia
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive May
LAWS6355
Energy and Water Security Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive October
LAWS6356
Critical Victimology
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive November
LAWS6357
The Statutory Foundations of Negligence
6    A undergraduate law degree


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6839
Critical Issues in Public Health Law
6   

MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252 or LAWS6881. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive May
LAWS6844
US Corporate Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6852
Doing Business in China

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    A Students who do not hold a law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit.
Intensive May
LAWS6862
Hate Crime
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive September
LAWS6889
Death Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive June
LAWS6896
Internatl and Comparative Criminal Justice
6    N LAWS6269 or LAWS6219


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive May
LAWS6916
International Investment Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive March
LAWS6920
Global Health Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive July
LAWS6928
Law, Justice and Development
6    N LAWS3478 or LAWS5178


This unit is compulsory for MLawIntDev students. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive June
LAWS6932
Law and Investment in Asia
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
LAWS6944
Market Manipulation and Insider Trading
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive December
LAWS6947
Advanced Obligations and Remedies
6    A Available to law graduates only

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students cannot enrol directly into this unit in Sydney Student. Enrolment instructions will be provided upon successful registration. See https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/postgraduate-coursework-homepage. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html.
Intensive July
LAWS6964
Global Energy and Resources Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive September
LAWS6984
Economics of Tax Policy
6    N LAWS6257


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive October
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.Students cannot enrol directly into this unit in Sydney Student. Enrolment instructions will be provided upon successful registration. See https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/postgraduate-coursework-homepage. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html
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.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive November