Master of Global Law (MGlobL)
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.
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.
Please read through How to apply and ensure all relevant application documents are available to upload before applying online:
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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.
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:
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 in the old Law School Building in Phillip St, Sydney.
|ATTENDANCE||CREDIT POINTS(CP) PER SEMESTER||MAXIMUM
(from first enrolment)
|FULL-TIME||18-24 CP||6 YEARS*|
|PART-TIME||max 12 CP||6 YEARS*|
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.
Compulsory Units of Study (2014)
|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*|
Elective units of study
Candidates must complete a minimum of one unit of study from each of the three groupings:
Jurisprudence Unit of Study
Candidates may also enrol in up to 12 credit points of study from units offered in the Master of Jurisrprudence (MJur)
|Jurisprudence Unit of Study (2014)|
|Freedom of Speech|
|Functional Analysis of Law and Social Control|
|Philosophy of Law|
|Theories of the Judiciary|
|Precedent, Interpretation and Probability|
|Theories of Law|
To assist candidates with selection of taxation law unit options, please consult with the Taxation Program Co-ordinator.
Independent Research Project
Independent Research Project - closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2)