Elective unit of study 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.

2017 Part 1 Elective Units of Study

LAWS3401
Advanced Constitutional Law
6    P LAWS1004 or LAWS3000 or LAWS3003 or (LAWS1021 and LAWS2011)
C LAWS2011
N LAWS3027 or LAWS5101
Semester 1
LAWS3404
Advanced Criminal Law
6    P LAWS1016 or LAWS1003 or LAWS2009
N LAWS5104
Semester 1a
LAWS3406
Advanced Evidence
6    P LAWS2006 or LAWS2016
N LAWS5106
Semester 1
LAWS3477
Advanced Obligations and Remedies
6    P (LAWS1010 or LAWS1012) and (LAWS1002 or (LAWS1015 and LAWS1017)) and (LAWS2004 or LAWS2015)
N LAWS5177


Enrolment is by seperate application to the Law School.
Intensive July
LAWS3408
Advanced Public International Law
6    P LAWS1018 or LAWS1023 or LAWS2005
N LAWS3009 or LAWS5108
Semester 1
LAWS3409
Advanced Taxation Law
6    P LAWS3047 or LAWS3412
N LAWS5109, LAWS3013
Semester 2
LAWS3411
Anti-Discrimination Law
6    N LAWS3012 or LAWS5111
Semester 2
LAWS3412
Australian Income Tax
6    N LAWS5112, LAWS3047
Semester 1
LAWS3413
Banking and Financial Instruments
6    P (LAWS1015 or LAWS1002) and (LAWS2004 or LAWS2015)
N LAWS3101, LAWS5113
Semester 1
Summer Early
LAWS3068
Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
6    N LAWS3014 or LAWS5368


Enrolment in the Shanghai Winter School is by seperate application to the Law School.
Intensive December
Semester 2
LAWS3416
Commercial Dispute Resolution
6    N LAWS3006 or LAWS3022 or LAWS5116

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in this unit of study is by special application and priority is given to final year students.
Semester 2
LAWS3417
Commercial Land Law
6    P LAWS2007 or LAWS2017 or LAWS5012
N LAWS5117
Semester 1
LAWS3419
Competition Law
6    N LAWS3016 or LAWS5119
Semester 2
LAWS3426
Criminology
6    N LAWS3020 or LAWS5126
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3478
Development, Law and Human Rights
6    N LAWS5178


Enrolment in the Himalyan Field School is by seperate application to the Law School.
Intensive January
Semester 1
LAWS3507
Energy Law: Renewables and Emerging Tech
6    P LAWS1015
Semester 2
LAWS3430
Environmental Law
6    C LAWS2002 or LAWS2010
N LAWS3024 or LAWS5130
Semester 1
LAWS3474
Equity and Financial Risk Allocation
6    P LAWS2004 or LAWS2015
N LAWS5174
Semester 1
LAWS3506
Families, Children and the Law
6    N LAWS3432


This unit is an alternative to Family Law
Semester 1
LAWS3432
Family Law
6    N LAWS3026 or LAWS5132
Semester 1
LAWS3435
Indigenous Peoples and Public Law
6    N LAWS3005 or LAWS5135
Semester 2
LAWS3445
Insolvency Law
6    P LAWS2003 or LAWS2014
N LAWS3403 or LAWS5145 or LAWS5103
Semester 1
LAWS3503
Insurance Law and Risk
6    P LAWS1012 and LAWS1015 and LAWS1017 and LAWS2015
N LAWS5203
Semester 2
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 students in their final year of study who have a WAM above 65.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3437
International Commercial Arbitration
6    P LAWS1015 or LAWS1002 or LAWS2008
N LAWS3092 or LAWS5137
Semester 1
LAWS3439
International Economic Law
6    P LAWS2005 or LAWS1018 or LAWS1023
N LAWS3090 or LAWS5139
Semester 2
LAWS3434
International Human Rights Law
6    P LAWS2005 or LAWS1018 or LAWS1023
N LAWS3034 or LAWS5134
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
LAWS3443
Interpretation
6    P (LAWS1002 or LAWS2008 or LAWS1015) and (LAWS2002 or LAWS1021)
N LAWS5143
Semester 2
LAWS3441
Introduction to Islamic Law
6      Semester 2
LAWS3480
IP: Copyright and Designs
6    N LAWS3033 or LAWS3423 or LAWS5180
Semester 2
LAWS3479
IP: Trademarks and Patents
6    N LAWS3472 or LAWS3033 or LAWS3423 or LAWS5179
Semester 1
LAWS3444
Japanese Law
6    N LAWS3076 or LAWS5144


Applications for the offshore intensive unit are by seperate application to Sydney Law School.
Intensive February
LAWS3446
Labour Law
6    N LAWS3023 or LAWS5146
Semester 1
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
LAWS3044
Law International Exchange Electives
24   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Available to outbound exchange students only.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3451
Media Law: Contempt and Open Justice
6    N LAWS3059 or LAWS5151
Semester 1
LAWS3428
Media Law: Defamation and Privacy
6    N LAWS3059 or LAWS5128
Semester 1
Summer Early
LAWS3452
Medical Law
6    N LAWS3046 or LAWS5152
Semester 1
Semester 2
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
LAWS3455
Policing, Crime and Society
6    N LAWS3048 or LAWS5155
Semester 1
LAWS3457
Private International Law B
6    N LAWS3015 or LAWS5157
Semester 2
LAWS3509
Redfern Legal Centre Clinic
6   
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.
Semester 2
LAWS3460
Roman Law
6    N LAWS3052 or LAWS5160
Semester 1
LAWS3484
Secured Transactions in Commercial Law
6    P LAWS2012
N LAWS5184
Semester 2
LAWS3461
Social Justice Legal Clinic A
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
LAWS3431
Social Justice Legal Clinic B
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
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 2
LAWS3492
Topics in Legal History
6    N LAWS5192
Semester 1
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
LAWS3483
War Law: Use of Force and Humanitarian Law
6    N LAWS3440 or LAWS3086 or LAWS5183 or LAWS6218
Semester 1

2017 Part 1 - Master's Level Elective Unit of Study

LAWS6013
Advanced Employment Law
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071
Intensive August
LAWS6165
Biodiversity Law
6      Intensive April
LAWS6353
Business Crime
6      Intensive December
LAWS6091
Chinese International Taxation
6    A Available to students who have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.
Intensive August
LAWS6320
Climate Disaster Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive July
LAWS6128
Comparative International Taxation
6      Intensive September
LAWS6222
Corporate Governance
6      Intensive February
LAWS6140
Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive July
LAWS6032
Crime Research and Policy
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology units.
Semester 1
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.
Intensive October
LAWS6889
Death Law
6      Intensive April
LAWS6066
Discretion in Criminal Justice
6      Intensive August
LAWS6852
Doing Business in China
6    A undergraduate law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction or LAWS6252
Intensive August
LAWS6945
Doing Business in Emerging Markets
6      Intensive September
LAWS6984
Economics of Tax Policy
6    N LAWS6257
Intensive September
LAWS6163
Energy and Climate Law
6    N LAWS6863
Intensive September
LAWS6354
Environ Planning and Impact Assessment Law
6    A students who do not hold an undergraduate law degree must have completed LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit and LAWS6044 Environmental Law and Policy (MEL only)
N LAWS6043, LAWS6045, LAWS3430, LAWS5130
Intensive September
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.
Semester 1
LAWS6330
Fundamentals of Regulation
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive September
LAWS6334
Gender Inequality and Development
6      Intensive March
LAWS6964
Global Energy and Resources Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6214
Goods and Services Tax Principles A
6      Intensive March
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 or LAWS6881.
Intensive October
LAWS6862
Hate Crime
6      Intensive March
LAWS6054
Health Care and Professional Liability
6   

Core unit for GradDipPubHL students. MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252 or LAWS6881.
Intensive May
LAWS6059
International Business Law
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction
N LAWS3438, LAWS5138


Core unit for MIntBus&L students. This unit is available as one of the core units for GradDipIntBusLaw students.
Intensive September
LAWS6865
International Dispute Resolution
6    N LAWS6202
Intensive August
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
6   

Students seeking further study in international environmental law may undertake LAWS6922 Advanced International Environmental Law.
Intensive May
LAWS6304
International Family Law
6    A Available to students who hold a law degree or knowledge of private international law
Intensive March
LAWS6037
International Import/Export Laws
6      Semester 1
LAWS6916
International Investment Law
6      Intensive March
LAWS6343
International Law and Technology
6      Intensive August
LAWS6351
IP: Management and Disputes
6    A LAWS3480/LAWS5180 Copyright & Designs, LAWS3479/LAWS5179 Trade Marks & Patents or LAWS6873 Principles of Intellectual Property
Intensive October
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
LAWS6928
Law, Justice and Development
6    N LAWS3478, LAWS5178


This unit is compulsory for MLawIntDev students.
Intensive April
LAWS6932
Law and Investment in Asia
6      Intensive March
LAWS6047
Law of the Sea
6      Intensive October
LAWS6944
Market Manipulation and Insider Trading
6      Intensive October
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Intensive September
LAWS6352
Mergers and Acquisitions in Asia
6      Intensive June
LAWS6349
Muslim Minorities and the Law
6      Intensive September
LAWS6345
Principles of Financial Regulation
6      Intensive April
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. Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive July
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.
Intensive June
LAWS6844
US Corporate Law
6      Intensive April
LAWS6171
US International Taxation
6      Intensive May
LAWS6109
UK International Taxation
6      Intensive September
LAWS6191
Water Law and Climate Change
6      Intensive October
LAWS6344
Work, Care and Gender
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree
Intensive February
LAWS6063
World Trade Organization Law I
6    A limited knowledge of law of treaties
Intensive August

2017 Part 2 Jurisprudence Units of Study

Candidates must complete a minimum of 6 credit points from Part 2 to satisfy the Jurisprudence requirements.
LAWS3436
International/Comparative Jurisprudence
6    N JURS3006 or LAWS5136


Satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB
Semester 1
LAWS3447
Law and Economics
6    N LAWS3036 or LAWS5147


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB.
Semester 2
LAWS3500
Law, Morals and Politics
6    N LAWS5200


This unit satisfies the Part 2/Jurisprudence requirement of the LLB.
Semester 2
LAWS3475
Philosophy of International Law
6   

This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB.
Semester 1
LAWS3454
Philosophy of Law
6    N LAWS3459 or LAWS5154


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB. Enrolment is by seperate application to the Law School.
Intensive July
LAWS3462
Sociological Theories of Law
6    N JURS3001 or LAWS5162


Satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB.
Semester 1
LAWS3495
The Rule of Law and its Value
6    N LAWS5195


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB.
Semester 1
LAWS3471
Theories of Conscientious Obedience
6    N LAWS5171


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB.
Semester 2
LAWS3468
Theories of Justice
6    N LAWS3077 or LAWS5168


This unit satisfies the Juriprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB.
Semester 2

2017 Part 2 Masters's Level Jurisprudence Units of Study

JURS6018
Constitutional Theory
6      Intensive August
LAWS6187
Functional Analysis of Law and Soc Control
6      Semester 1
LAWS6836
Precedent, Interpretation and Probability
6    N JURS6028 or JURS6029
Semester 2
LAWS6316
Theories of the Judiciary
6      Intensive August
LAWS6338
The Nature of the Common Law
6      Intensive September