LAWS6243 - International Law I


  • Gain an introduction to public international law.
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of the core principles and problems of, and contemporary issues in international law.


Nature and scope of public international law; sources of public international law; international legal personality; the law of treaties; how title to territory is acquired; state jurisdiction in international law; immunity from jurisdiction; state responsibility for international wrongs; dispute settlement; the legality of the use of force.

NB: For those Master of International Law (MIL) and Graduate Diploma in International Law (GradDipIntLaw) candidates who have not completed any previous study in international law this unit is compulsory and must be taken in the first semester of enrolment.

This unit replaced LAWS 6243 Public International Law


Semester 1 Intensive (Group A)
14, 15 & 28, 29 March 2014

Semester 2 2014 (Group B)
Monday Evenings, 6-8pm

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


  • 4,000 Word Essay (50%)
  • Take-Home Exam (50%)


LAWS5005/LAWS1023 - Public International Law or equivalent

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 Law and International Development | Master of Business Law | Master of International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Business Law | Master of International Business and Law