LAWS6059 - International Business Law

The objective of this unit is to provide students with an introduction to a number of areas of international business law and to provide an opportunity to study some of those areas in more detail.

The unit begins with an overview of the scope of the law relating to international transactions. The core topics are international sale of goods, carriage of goods, international payments and financing of international sales and methods of doing business in foreign markets, including through agents and distributors and international licensing transactions.

Other topics may vary from year to year and may include an introduction to international tax, elementary customs law and international dispute settlement.

Assumed knowledge

Completion of LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction


Semester 1 Intensive
14, 15 & 28, 29 March 2014

Please note: This unit is compulsory for Master of International Business and Law (MIntBus&L) students.

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 1 x 3,500 Word Essay (50%)
  • 1 x 1 Hour Exam (50%)


  • 1 x 2 Hour Exam (100%)


Burnett and Bath, Law of International Business in Australasia (Federation press, 2009)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Business Law | Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law | Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law | Master of International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Business Law | Master of International Business and Law