Master of Global Law (MGlobL)


The Master of Global Law will be offered to new commencing students for the last time in Semester 2 (July), 2016.
This degree will no longer be offered to commencing students after this date.
Students can apply for related alternate degrees which includes: Master of Business Law; Master of International Law


Deema Salka, Master of Global Law (MGlobL)

“The inspiring choices offered within my degree allowed me to branch into a field which identifies how law functions within the transnational scope. I have gained immeasurably by making the most of the great resources at Sydney Law School. Being in the midst of so much energy and intelligence is exhilarating.”

Deema Salka, Master of Global Law (MGlobL)


The Program

Global law encompasses not just international law, but an approach to law that is transnational in scope, taking in the domestic laws of different countries, and integrating an understanding of domestic regimes within the broader context of international laws, instruments and institutions.

Sydney Law School's new Master of Global Law provides a uniquely flexible pathway to a global legal or business career. The first program of its kind in Australia, candidates enrolled in the Master of Global Law gain a transnational understanding of law through the requirement to enrol in units in international law, comparative and foreign law, and domestic (Australian) law. With around 125 units of study offered in any given year, this flexible structure allows candidates to specialise in their preferred topic areas, while becoming familiar with forms of regulation and the substantive laws of different legal systems, and preparing for legal and business careers that are transnational and extend beyond Australia's borders. This program is targeted to applicants from a legal, business and/or relevant professional background. Other applicants will be considered, based on the relevance of their prior field of study, the level of merit of their prior degree, and relevant professional experience.

Program Structure

The Master of Global Law (MGlobL) requires the completion of 48 credit points, equivalent to eight units of study. Most of the units offered for credit towards the degree carry a value of six credit points each. Students may choose from the entire range of relevant units on offer, but are required to choose a minimum of one unit from each of the following groupings:

Program Attendance

Each unit of study involves 26 contact hours. Units are offered on a semester length basis or intensive basis. Semester length units are taught once a week over 13 weeks on either a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm. Intensive units of study condense the 26 hours over a period of four to five days which may be consecutive or spaced across the teaching semester. For example, an intensive unit may be taught between 9am and 5pm over two consecutive days during one week, followed by a further two consecutive days of lectures in a fortnight's time. All classes are held in the New Law School Building or another Sydney CBD location.

Duration

ATTENDANCE CREDIT POINTS(CP) PER SEMESTER MAXIMUM
(from first enrolment)
FULL-TIME 18-24 CP 6 YEARS*
PART-TIME max 12 CP 6 YEARS*
*Periods of suspension, exclusion or lapsed candidature will be added to the maximum completion times except that no completion time will exceed 10 years from first enrolment. Credit will not be granted for previous studies older than 10 years at the time of first enrolment. If a student is admitted with credit, the Faculty will determine a reduced time limit for completion of the award course.

Units of Study

Compulsory Units of Study (2017)

Candidates must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in the compulsory unit(s) of study prior to undertaking the elective units of study
Legal Reasoning & The Common Law System*
*Candidates without a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must undertake this unit prior to enrolling in other law units.

Elective Units of Study

Please note: some units of study may have pre-requisite requirements or prohibition guidelines and may not be available to those without a law degree. Please check with the Sydney Law School directly if in doubt.

Candidates must complete a minimum of one unit of study from each of the three groupings:

Domestic (Australian) Law Units of Study (2017)

Administrative Law
Advanced Employment Law
Advanced Obligations and Remedies
Anti-Terrorism Law
Australian International Taxation
Biodiversity Law
Breach of Contract
Business Crime
Capital Gains Tax
Climate Disaster Law
Comparative Corporate Taxation
Comparative International Taxation
Competition Law
Compliance: Theory & Practice in the Financial Services Industry
Constitutional Theory
Contract Management
Corporate Fundraising
Corporate Governance
Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and Policy
Corporate Taxation
Crime and Media
Crime Research and Policy
Criminal Law and Markets
Criminal Law: History and Theory
Criminal Liability
Cross-Border Deals
Death Law
Discretion in Criminal Justice
Dispute Resolution in Australia
Doing Business in Emerging Markets
Economics of Tax Policy
Energy and Climate Law
Environmental Criminology: Space & Place
Environmental Law and Policy
Environmental Markets
Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment Law
Expert Evidence Law and Class Action Procedure
Explaining Crime
Fiduciary Duties and Conflicts of Interest
Forensic Psychology
Fundamentals of Contract Law
Fundamentals of Corporate Law
Fundamentals of Finance Law
Fundamentals of Regulation
Gender Inequality and Development
Goods and Services Tax Principles A
Government Regulation, Health Policy & Ethics
Hate Crime
Human Rights and the Global Economy
Insolvency Law
Insurance Contract Law
Intellectual Property Management and Disputes
Interpretation of Statutes and Other Texts
Interpreting Commercial Contracts
Introduction to Australian Business Tax
Judicial Review - Principles, Policy and Procedure
Labour Law
Law of Asset Protection
Law, Justice and Development
Market Manipulation and Insider Trading
Mediation – Skills and Theory
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
Neurolaw: Brain, Mind, Law and Ethics
Personal Property Securities
Principles of Intellectual Property
Principles of Oil and Gas Law
Public Policy
Refugee Law
Tax Litigation
Tax Treaties
Tax Treaties Special Issues
Taxation & Regulation of Superannuation
Taxation of Business & Investment Income A
Taxation of Business & Investment Income B
Taxation of Corporate Finance
Taxation of Corporate Groups
Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions
Taxation of Offshore Operations
Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts
Water Law and Climate Change
Work, Care and Gender
Workplace Investigations

To assist candidates with selection of taxation law unit options, please consult with the Taxation Program Co-ordinator.

International Law Units of Study (2017)

Anti-Terrorism Law
Australian International Taxation
Chinese International Taxation
Chinese Laws & Chinese Legal Systems (12cp)
Climate Disaster Law
Comparative Corporate Taxation
Comparative International Taxation
Competition Law
Compliance: Theory & Practice in the Financial Services Industry
Corporate Governance
Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and Policy
Cross-Border Deals
Development, Law & Human Rights (12cp)
Doing Business in China
Energy and Climate Law
Gender Inequality and Development
Global Energy and Resources Law
Human Rights and the Global Economy
International Business Law
International Commercial Arbitration
International Dispute Resolution
International Environmental Law
International Family Law
International Financial Transactions: Law and Practice
International Human Rights
International Humanitarian Law
International Import/Export Law
International Investment Law
International Law I
International Law II
International Law and Technology
Introduction to Australian Business Tax
Japanese Law
Labour Law in the Global Economy
Law and Investment in Asia
Law of International Institutions
Law of the Sea
Law, Justice and Development
Market Manipulation and Insider Trading
Muslim Minorities and the Law
Principles of Oil and Gas Law
Refugee Law
Tax Treaties
Tax Treaties Special Issues
Transfer Pricing in International Taxation
UK International Taxation
US Corporate Law
US International Taxation
Water Law and Climate Change
World Trade Organization Law I

To assist candidates with selection of taxation law unit options, please consult with the Taxation Program Co-ordinator.

Jurisprudence Units of Study (2017)

Candidates may also enrol in up to 12 credit points of study from units offered in the Master of Jurisrprudence (MJur)
Criminal Law: History and Theory
Constitutional Theory
Functional Analysis of Law and Social Control
Neurolaw: Brain, Mind, Law and Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Precedent, Interpretation and Probability
Theories of Law
Theories of the Judiciary

Independent Research Project

Independent Research Project - closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2)


Enrolment Enquiries

Applications are still open. However, some units may have restricted class size and compulsory units may run early in the semester. It is strongly recommended that applicants submit their application on time to avoid disappointment. Please contact the Postgraduate Team for further details.


Current Students

Please visit the Enrolment information for Master’s and Graduate Diploma students page.


Future Students

Applicants are required to have completed a Bachelor's degree or equivalent tertiary qualification at a level of merit sufficient for the program of study. The degree need not be in law.

Please refer to the Admission to candidature - Faculty Handbook

Please read through How to apply and ensure all relevant application documents are available to upload before applying online:


Program Co-ordinator

Professor Roger Magnusson