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.

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
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
6    P LAWS1016 or LAWS1003 or LAWS2009
N LAWS5104
Semester 1
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 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
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
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
LAWS3422
Contract and Equity in Land Dealings
6    P LAWS2007 or LAWS2017
N LAWS3017 and LAWS5122
Semester 1
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 separate application to the Law School.
Intensive February
LAWS3507
Energy Law: Renewables and Emerging Tech
6    P LAWS1015
Semester 1a
LAWS3430
Environmental Law
6    C LAWS2002 or LAWS2010
N LAWS3024 or LAWS5130
Semester 1
LAWS3432
Family Law
6    N LAWS3026 or LAWS5132
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3435
Indigenous Peoples and Public Law
6    N LAWS3005 or LAWS5135
Semester 2
LAWS3510
Industry and Community Projects
6    A Required knowledge will vary by project.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3445
Insolvency Law
6    P LAWS2003 or LAWS2014
N LAWS3403 or LAWS5145 or LAWS5103
Semester 1
LAWS3503
Insurance Law and Risk
6    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


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 2
LAWS3438
International Commercial Transactions
6    P LAWS1015 or LAWS1002 or LAWS2008
N LAWS3072 or LAWS5138
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 1
LAWS3480
IP: Copyright and Designs
6    N LAWS3033 or LAWS3423 or LAWS5180
Semester 1
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 separate 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
LAWS3494
Legal Systems in South East Asia
6    N LAWS5194 or LAWS6149


Enrolment in the winter school is by application to the Law School.
Intensive July
LAWS3428
Media Law: Defamation and Privacy
6    N LAWS3059 or LAWS5128
Semester 2
Summer Main
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 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
LAWS3514
Race and the Law
6      Semester 2
LAWS3509
Redfern Legal Centre Clinic
6   

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
LAWS3483
War Law: Use of Force and Humanitarian Law
6    N LAWS3440 or LAWS3086 or LAWS5183 or LAWS6218
Semester 2

Part 1 - Master's Level Elective Unit of Study

LAWS6947
Advanced Obligations and Remedies
6    A Available to law graduates only


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
LAWS6141
Asia Pacific Environmental Law
6      Intensive August
LAWS6165
Biodiversity Law
6      Intensive April
LAWS6105
Child Sexual Abuse: Diverse Perspectives
6      Semester 2
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.
Intensive May
LAWS6320
Climate Justice and Disaster Law
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6320 Climate Disaster Law.
Intensive September
LAWS6314
Coastal and Marine Law
6      Intensive March
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
LAWS6222
Corporate Governance
6      Intensive March
LAWS6318
Corporate Innovation and Regulation
6      Intensive December
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
LAWS6325
Crime, Responsibility and Policy
6      Intensive September
LAWS6193
Criminal Justice: Prevention and Control
6      Intensive May
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 May
LAWS6066
Discretion in Criminal Justice
6      Intensive October
LAWS6852
Doing Business in China
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
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
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 October
LAWS6041
Environmental Litigation
6      Intensive August
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
LAWS6334
Gender Inequality and Development
6      Intensive August
LAWS6964
Global Energy and Resources Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6920
Global Health Law
6      Intensive July
LAWS6214
Goods and Services Tax Principles A
6      Intensive September
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.
Intensive October
LAWS6054
Health Care and Professional Liability
6   

Core unit for Core unit for GradDipHL students. MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252.
Intensive May
LAWS6022
International and Comparative Labour Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6037
International Import/Export Laws
6      Semester 1
LAWS6932
Law and Investment in Asia
6      Intensive May
LAWS6047
Law of the Sea
6      Intensive October
LAWS6848
Law, Business and Healthy Lifestyles
6      Intensive September
LAWS6928
Law, Justice and Development
6    N LAWS3478, LAWS5178


This unit is compulsory for MLawIntDev students.
Intensive April
LAWS6944
Market Manipulation and Insider Trading
6      Intensive November
LAWS6341
Media Law: Comparative Perspectives
6   

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
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Intensive September
LAWS6065
Pollution, Corporate Liability and Govern
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6065 Pollution and Contaminated Land.
Intensive May
LAWS6345
Principles of Financial Regulation
6      Intensive May
LAWS6194
Punishment
6      Intensive April
LAWS6317
Regulation of Corporate Crime
6   

It is recommended that students have some knowledge of corporate law and criminal law and procedure, or have had practical experience in these areas.
Intensive April
LAWS6888
Risk, Fear and Insecurity
6      Intensive May
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 assists in successfully completing this unit.
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
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.
Intensive September
LAWS6844
US Corporate Law
6      Intensive May
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.
Intensive May
LAWS6096
Work Health and Safety: Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071 (MLLR students)
Intensive May
LAWS6063
World Trade Organization Law I
6    A limited knowledge of law of treaties
N LAWS3439 or LAWS5139
Intensive September
LAWS6192
Young People, Crime and the Law
6    N LAWS6069
Intensive October

Part 2 Elective Units of Study

Candidates must complete a minimum of 6 credit points from Part 2 to satisfy the Jurisprudence requirements.
LAWS3447
Law and Economics
6    N LAWS3036 or LAWS5147


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB.
Semester 2
LAWS3512
Law and Social Theories
6    N LAWS3462
Semester 1
LAWS3513
Philosophy of Criminal Law
6    P LAWS1016
Semester 1
LAWS3475
Philosophy of International Law
6   

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


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB. Enrolment is by separate application to the Law School.
Intensive July
Semester 2
LAWS3495
The Rule of Law and its Value
6    N LAWS5195


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB.
Semester 2
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 1
LAWS3469
Theories of Law
6    N LAWS3089 or LAWS5169


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB.
Semester 1

Part 2 Masters's Level Jurisprudence Units of Study

LAWS6187
Functional Analysis of Law and Soc Control
6      Intensive March
LAWS6827
Legal Responsibility and Philosophy of Mind
6      Semester 2
LAWS6338
The Nature of the Common Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6316
Theories of the Judiciary
6      Intensive June