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A detailed version of the Sydney Law School 2019 postgraduate timetable is available to download. It includes details of postgraduate unit of study course coordinators, locations, and course and unit requirements.

Semester length unit classes are held over 13 weeks within one semester (one two-hour 6-8pm evening class per week). Intensive unit classes are in the daytime and are held over a 4-5 day period (generally between 9am and 5pm).

Continuing professional development

All our postgraduate units of study are available to audit for MCLE/CPD points. You can enrol in a unit and obtain CPD points without completing the assessment. Alternatively, you can enrol on a non-award basis if you don't wish to commit to an entire degree.

Find out more about our continuing professional development program, Professional Plus+, including study options, fees and how to apply. 

Units of Study, Semester 2, 2019

Intensive units

Unit of study Unit code Dates Location Lecturer
Judicial Review - Principles, Policy and Procedure
LAWS6068 Jul 26, 27 & Aug 16, 17
Camperdown Professor Margaret Allars
Constitutional Theory JURS6018 Aug 9, 10 & 23, 24 Camperdown Professor Wojciech Sadurski

Mental Illness: Law and Policy

LAWS6877

Aug 19, 20 & Sep 5, 6

Camperdown Professor Duncan Chappell
Law of Tax Administration
LAWS6112 Aug 28-30 & Sep 16, 17 (9am-3.30pm)
Camperdown Associate Professor Celeste Black

Public Policy

LAWS6257

Sep 5, 6 & 12, 13 (10am-5pm)

  Professor Patricia Apps

Fundamentals of Regulation

LAWS6330

Intro Class: Sep 9 (6-8pm) then Sep 12, 13 & Oct 11, 12 (9am-4pm)

Camperdown Dr Belinda Reeve
Refugee Law LAWS6198 Sep 20, 21 & Oct 4, 5 Camperdown Professor Mary Crock
Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment Law LAWS6354 Oct 9-12 Camperdown Mr Jeff Smith, Ms Susan O'Neill
Mediation – Skills and Theory LAWS6821 Nov 8, 9 & Dec 2, 3 (9am-4pm) Camperdown Professor Tania Sourdin, Mr Garth Brown

Semester-length units

Unit of study Unit code Dates Location Lecturer
Taxation of Corporate Groups LAWS6244 Every Mon and Thur, 6-8pm, Jul 25 – Sep 5 CBD Campus Professor 
Richard Vann
Competition Law LAWS6838 Tuesday 6-8pm CBD Campus Adjunct Professor Christopher Hodgekiss
International Law I LAWS6243 Tuesday 6-8pm Camperdown Dr Alison Pert
Taxation of Real Property Transactions
(First class starts on Jul 30, 6-8pm)
LAWS6336

Tuesday 6-8pm CBD Campus Associate Professor Celeste Black
Capital Gains Tax
(First class starts on Jul 31, 8-10am)
LAWS6169 Wednesday 6-8pm CBD Campus Professor Michael Dirkis
Corporate Fundraising LAWS6100 Wednesday 6-8pm

CBD Campus

Dr R P Austin
Taxation of Business & Investment Income B
(First class starts on Jul 31, 8-10am)
LAWS6841 Wednesday 6-8pm CBD Campus Mr Micah Burch

Intensive units

Unit of study Unit code Dates Location Lecturer
Principles of Oil and Gas Law
LAWS6990 Jun 28 - Jul 3
Norway Dr Penelope Crossley

Advanced Obligations and Remedies

LAWS6947

Jul 15-19

Cambridge Professor Elisabeth Peden
International Contract Law LAWS6958

Aug 9, 10 & 30, 31

Camperdown Adjunct Professor Donald Robertson
Introduction to Australian Business Taxation (Group B) LAWS6825 Aug 14-16 & 19, 20 (9am-3.30pm)
Camperdown Associate Professor Celeste Black
Contract Management LAWS6328

Aug 16, 17 & 23, 24

Camperdown Ms Anne McNaughton

Law of Asset Protection

LAWS6953 Aug 16, 17 & 23, 24 (8.30am-4.30pm)
Camperdown Associate Professor David Chaikin

US International Taxation

LAWS6171 Aug 21-23 & 26, 27 (9am-3.30pm)
Camperdown Professor Ethan Yale

World Trade Organisation Law I

LAWS6063 Aug 23, 24 & 30, 31 (9am-5.30pm)
Camperdown Dr Brett Williams
Law of Tax Administration
LAWS6112 Aug 28-30 & Sep 16, 17 (9am-3.30pm)
Camperdown Associate Professor Celeste Black
Global Energy and Resources Law
LAWS6964

Aug 29, 30 & Sep 12, 13

Camperdown Dr Penelope Crossley

Public Policy

LAWS6257

Sep 5, 6 & 12, 13 (10am-5pm)

  Professor Patricia Apps
Fundamentals of Commercial Law
LAWS6987 Sep 6, 7 & 27, 28 Camperdown Professor Sheelagh McCracken

International Business Law

LAWS6059

Sep 13, 14 & 20, 21

Camperdown Emeritus Professor Gabriel Moens

Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts

LAWS6118 Sep 18-20 & 23, 24 (9am-3.30pm)
Camperdown Professor 
Richard Vann

UK International Taxation

LAWS6109

Sep 25-27 & Sep 30, Oct 1 (9-3.30)

Camperdown Professor Malcolm Gammie

Economics of Tax Policy

LAWS6984

Sep 30, Oct 1 & Oct 8, 9 (10am-5pm)

Camperdown Professor Patricia Apps

Tax Litigation

LAWS6107

Oct 9-11 & 14, 15 (9am-4pn)

Camperdown

Ms Chloe Burnett

Cross-Border Deals

LAWS6997

Oct 11, 12 & 18, 19 (9am-4pm)

Camperdown Mr Ronald C Barusch

Personal Property Securities

LAWS6956

Oct 11, 12 & Nov 1, 2

Camperdown Professor Sheelagh McCracken

Tax Treaties Special Issues

LAWS6946

Oct 16-18 & 21, 22 (9am-3.30pm)

Camperdown Professor 
Richard Vann

Insolvency Law

LAWS6159

Oct 18, 19 & Oct 25, 26

Camperdown Mr Lindsay Powers

Comparative International Taxation

LAWS6128

Oct 29, 30 & Nov 4, 5 (9am-5pm)

Camperdown Professor Brian Arnold

Market Manipulation and Insider Trading

LAWS6944

Nov 8, 9 & Dec 2, 3 (9am-4pm)

Camperdown Dr Greg O'Mahoney
Chinese Laws & Chinese Legal Systems LAWS6001 Dec 2-14 Shanghai, China Professor Bing Ling

Intensive units

Unit of study Unit code Dates Location Lecturer
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
LAWS6252 Aug 5, 6 & 8, 9 (Group C) or Aug 26, 27 & Sep 2, 3 (Group D)
Camperdown Ms Jennifer Clarke

Semester-length units

Unit of study Unit code Dates Location Lecturer
Gender, Violence and the Criminal Law LAWS6034 Monday 6-8pm Camperdown Mr Graeme Coss

Intensive units

Unit of study Unit code Dates Location Lecturer

Criminal Justice Internship

LAWS6986 Aug 3 & Nov 9 Camperdown

Dr Garner Clancey
Environmental Criminology: Space & Place LAWS6893

Aug 9, 10 & 16, 17

Camperdown Professor Murray Lee, Dr Garner Clancey

Mental Illness: Law and Policy

LAWS6877

Aug 19, 20 & Sep 5, 6

Camperdown Professor Duncan Chappell
Discretion in Criminal Justice LAWS6066 Aug 23, 24 & 30, 31 Camperdown Adjunct Professor Nicholas Cowdery

Critical Victimology

LAWS6356 Oct 18, 19 & Nov 1, 2
Camperdown Associate Professor Tyrone Kirchengast

Intensive units

Unit of study Unit code Dates Location Lecturer
Workplace Bargaining
LAWS6122 Intro Class: Aug 6 (6-8pm) then Aug 16, 17 & 30, 31 (9am-5pm) Camperdown Professor Shae McCrystal

Fundamentals of Regulation

LAWS6330

Intro Class: Sep 9 (6-8pm) then Sep 12, 13 & Oct 11, 12 (9am-4pm)

Camperdown Dr Belinda Reeve
Work Health and Safety: Law and Policy LAWS6096 Sep 13, 14 & 20, 21 Camperdown

Professor Richard Johnstone
Workplace Investigations LAWS6305 Intro Class: Oct 1 (6-8pm) then Oct 11, 12 & 25, 26 (9am-5pm) Camperdown Ms Kate Petersen
Mediation – Skills and Theory LAWS6821 Nov 8, 9 & Dec 2, 3 (9am-4pm) Camperdown Professor Tania Sourdin, Mr Garth Brown

Intensive units

Unit of study Unit code Dates Location Lecturer
Principles of Oil and Gas Law
LAWS6990 Jun 28-Jul 3
Norway Dr Penelope Crossley
Judicial Review - Principles, Policy and Procedure
LAWS6068 Jul 26, 27 & Aug 16, 17
Camperdown Professor Margaret Allars
Climate Justice and Disaster Law LAWS6320 Aug 16, 17 & 23, 24 Camperdown Professor Rosemary Lyster
Global Energy and Resources Law
LAWS6964

Aug 29, 30 & Sep 12, 13

Camperdown Dr Penelope Crossley
Biodiversity Law and Heritage Law LAWS6165 Sep 6, 7 & 13, 14 Camperdown Associate Professor Ed Couzens
Energy and Water Security Law LAWS6355 Sep 20, 21 & 27, 28 Camperdown Professor Rosemary Lyster
Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment Law LAWS6354 Oct 9-12 Camperdown Mr Jeff Smith, Ms Susan O'Neill
Law of the Sea LAWS6047 Oct 17, 18 & 24, 25 Camperdown Associate Professor Ed Couzens

Intensive units

Unit of study Unit code Dates Location Lecturer

Mental Illness: Law and Policy

LAWS6877

Aug 19, 20 & Sep 5, 6

Camperdown Professor Duncan Chappell
Government Regulation, Health Policy & Ethics LAWS6052 Sep 26, 27 & Oct 17, 18 Camperdown

Professor Cameron Stewart

Semester-length units

Unit of study Unit code Dates Location Lecturer
International Law I LAWS6243 Tuesday 6-8pm Camperdown Dr Alison Pert
International Human Rights LAWS6161 Wednesday 6-8pm Camperdown Ms Irene Baghoomians

Intensive units

Unit of study Unit code Dates Location Lecturer
International Humanitarian Law LAWS6218 Aug 9, 10 & 16, 17
Camperdown Associate Professor Emily Crawford
International Contract Law LAWS6958 Aug 9, 10 & 30, 31 Camperdown Adjunct Professor Donald Robertson
Climate Justice and Disaster Law LAWS6320 Aug 16, 17 & 23, 24 Camperdown Professor Rosemary Lyster
US International Taxation LAWS6171 Aug 21-23 & 26, 27 (9am-3.30pm) Camperdown Professor Ethan Yale

World Trade Organisation Law I

LAWS6063 Aug 23, 24 & 30, 31 (9am-5.30pm)
Camperdown Dr Brett Williams
International Law II LAWS6167 Aug 23, 24 & Sep 6, 7 Camperdown Dr Alison Pert
Global Energy and Resources Law
LAWS6964

Aug 29, 30 & Sep 12, 13

Camperdown Dr Penelope Crossley

International Business Law

LAWS6059

Sep 13, 14 & 20, 21

Camperdown Emeritus Professor Gabriel Moens
Energy and Water Security Law LAWS6355 Sep 20, 21 & 27, 28 Camperdown Professor Rosemary Lyster
Refugee Law LAWS6198 Sep 20, 21 & Oct 4, 5 Camperdown Professor Mary Crock

UK International Taxation

LAWS6109

Sep 25-27 & Sep 30, Oct 1 (9-3.30)

Camperdown Professor Malcolm Gammie

Cross-Border Deals

LAWS6997

Oct 11, 12 & 18, 19 (9am-4pm)

Camperdown Mr Ronald C Barusch

Tax Treaties Special Issues

LAWS6946

Oct 16-18 & 21, 22 (9am-3.30pm)

Camperdown Professor 
Richard Vann
Law of the Sea LAWS6047 Oct 17, 18 & 24, 25 Camperdown Associate Professor Ed Couzens

Comparative International Taxation

LAWS6128

Oct 29, 30 & Nov 4, 5 (9am-5pm)

Camperdown Professor Brian Arnold
International Law and Technology LAWS6343 Oct 30-Nov 2 Camperdown Dr Rebecca Connolly

Market Manipulation and Insider Trading

LAWS6944

Nov 8, 9 & Dec 2, 3 (9am-4pm)

Camperdown Dr Greg O'Mahoney
Chinese Laws & Chinese Legal Systems LAWS6001 Dec 2-14 Shanghai, China Professor Bing Ling

Semester-length units

Unit of study Unit code Dates Location Lecturer

Morals and the Analysis of Legal Doctrine

LAWS6837 Tuesday 6-8pm Camperdown Adjunct Professor Christopher Birch

Intensive units

Unit of study Unit code Dates Location Lecturer
Philosophy of Law LAWS6308 Jul 18-24 Berlin Professor Wojciech Sadurski
Constitutional Theory JURS6018 Aug 9, 10 & 23, 24 Camperdown Professor Wojciech Sadurski

Semester-length units

Unit of study Unit code Day/time Location Lecturer
Taxation of Corporate Groups LAWS6244 Every Mon and Thur, 6-8pm, Jul 25 – Sep 5 CBD Campus Professor 
Richard Vann
Capital Gains Tax
(First class starts on Jul 31, 8-10am)
LAWS6169 Wednesday 6-8pm CBD Campus Professor Michael Dirkis
Taxation of Business & Investment Income B
(First class starts on Jul 31, 8-10am)
LAWS6841 Wednesday 6-8pm CBD Campus Mr Micah Burch

Intensive units

Unit of study Unit code Day/time Location Lecturer
Introduction to Australian Business Taxation (Group B) LAWS6825 Aug 14-16 & 19, 20 (9am-3.30pm)
Camperdown Associate Professor Celeste Black

Law of Asset Protection

LAWS6953 Aug 16, 17 & 23, 24 (8.30am-4.30pm)
Camperdown Associate Professor David Chaikin

US International Taxation

LAWS6171 Aug 21-23 & 26, 27 (9am-3.30pm)
Camperdown Professor Ethan Yale
Law of Tax Administration
LAWS6112 Aug 28-30 & Sep 16, 17 (9am-3.30pm)
Camperdown Associate Professor Celeste Black

Public Policy

LAWS6257

Sep 5, 6 & 12, 13 (10am-5pm)

  Professor Patricia Apps

Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts

LAWS6118 Sep 18-20 & 23, 24 (9am-3.30pm)
Camperdown Professor 
Richard Vann

UK International Taxation

LAWS6109

Sep 25-27 & Sep 30, Oct 1 (9-3.30)

Camperdown Professor Malcolm Gammie

Economics of Tax Policy

LAWS6984

Sep 30, Oct 1 & Oct 8, 9 (10am-5pm)

Camperdown Professor Patricia Apps

Tax Litigation

LAWS6107

Oct 9-11 & 14, 15 (9am-4pn)

Camperdown

Ms Chloe Burnett

Tax Treaties Special Issues

LAWS6946

Oct 16-18 & 21, 22 (9am-3.30pm)

Camperdown Professor 
Richard Vann

Comparative International Taxation

LAWS6128

Oct 29, 30 & Nov 4, 5 (9am-5pm)

Camperdown Professor Brian Arnold

Units of Study, Semester 1, 2020

Unit Code Unit of Study
LAWS6011 Administrative Law
JURS6018 Constitutional Theory
LAWS6130 Dispute Resolution in Australia
LAWS6354 Environ Planning and Impact Assessment Law
LAWS6330 Fundamentals of Regulation
LAWS6052 Govt Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
LAWS6068 Judicial Review-P'ciple, Pol and Procedure
LAWS6821 Mediation - Skills and Theory
LAWS6877 Mental Illness: Law and Policy
LAWS6257 Public Policy
LAWS6198 Refugee Law
Unit Code Unit of Study
LAWS6091 Chinese International Taxation
LAWS6333 Commercial Trusts
LAWS6128 Comparative International Taxation
LAWS6328 Contract Management
LAWS6984 Economics of Tax Policy
LAWS6991 Fundamentals of Contract Law
LAWS6810 Fundamentals of Corporate Law
LAWS6933 Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues
LAWS6059 International Business Law
LAWS6060 International Commercial Arbitration
LAWS6251 Legal Issues in Digital Trade
LAWS6243 International Law I
LAWS6352 Mergers and Acquisitions in Asia
LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law
LAWS6946 Tax Treaties Special Issues
LAWS6109 UK International Taxation
LAWS6171 US International Taxation
LAWS6063 World Trade Organization Law I
LAWS6249 World Trade Organization Law II

More business law units are available from these law specialist areas -  international law and taxation law.

Unit Code Unit of Study
LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
Unit Code Unit of Study
LAWS6856 Anti-Terrorism Law
LAWS6105 Child Sexual Abuse: Diverse Perspectives
LAWS6032 Crime Research and Policy
LAWS6986 Criminal Justice Internship
LAWS6193 Criminal Justice: Prevention and Control
LAWS6889 Death Law
LAWS6358 Digital Criminology: Tech and Crime
LAWS6066 Discretion in Criminal Justice
LAWS6048 Explaining Crime
LAWS6970 Forensic Psychology
LAWS6970 Forensic Psychology
LAWS6034 Gender, Violence and the Criminal Law
LAWS6877 Mental Illness: Law and Policy
LAWS6197 Policing: Crime, Control and Security
LAWS6888 Risk, Fear and Insecurity
LAWS6192 Young People, Crime and the Law
Unit Code Unit of Study
LAWS6039 Discrimination in the Workplace
LAWS6130 Dispute Resolution in Australia
LAWS6937 Employment Law Advocacy
LAWS6991 Fundamentals of Contract Law
LAWS6810 Fundamentals of Corporate Law
LAWS6330 Fundamentals of Regulation
LAWS6071 Labour Law
LAWS6816 Labour Law in the Global Economy
LAWS6821 Mediation - Skills and Theory
LAWS6096 Work Health and Safety: Law and Policy
LAWS6305 Workplace Investigations
Unit Code Unit of Study
LAWS6314 Coastal and Marine Law
LAWS6354 Environ Planning and Impact Assessment Law
LAWS6044 Environmental Law and Policy
LAWS6041 Environmental Litigation
LAWS6342 Environmental Markets
LAWS6964 Global Energy and Resources Law
LAWS6061 International Environmental Law
LAWS6343 International Law and Technology
LAWS6068 Judicial Review-P'ciple, Pol and Procedure
LAWS6047 Law of the Sea
LAWS6928 Law, Justice and Development
LAWS6065 Pollution, Corporate Liability and Govern
LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law
LAWS6359 Property and Environment
LAWS6257 Public Policy
Unit Code Unit of Study
LAWS6889 Death Law
LAWS6130 Dispute Resolution in Australia
LAWS6307 Expert Evidence and Class Action Procedure
LAWS6970 Forensic Psychology
LAWS6330 Fundamentals of Regulation
LAWS6052 Govt Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
LAWS6054 Health Care and Professional Liability
LAWS6848 Law, Business and Healthy Lifestyles
LAWS6877 Mental Illness: Law and Policy
LAWS6335 Neurolaw: Brain Mind Law and Ethics
Unit Code Unit of Study
LAWS6856 Anti-Terrorism Law
LAWS6001 Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
LAWS6001 Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
LAWS6128 Comparative International Taxation
LAWS6128 Comparative International Taxation
LAWS6974 Development, Law and Human Rights
LAWS6852 Doing Business in China
LAWS6334 Gender Inequality and Development
LAWS6933 Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues
LAWS6846 Human Rights and the Global Economy
LAWS6059 International Business Law
LAWS6060 International Commercial Arbitration
LAWS6219 International Criminal Law
LAWS6061 International Environmental Law
LAWS6161 International Human Rights
LAWS6218 International Humanitarian Law
LAWS6916 International Investment Law
LAWS6343 International Law and Technology
LAWS6243 International Law I
LAWS6167 International Law II
LAWS6062 International Law-the Use of Armed Force
LAWS6138 Internatl Fin Transactions: Law and Prac
LAWS6879 Japanese Law
LAWS6816 Labour Law in the Global Economy
LAWS6149 Law and Justice in Southeast Asia
LAWS6047 Law of the Sea
LAWS6928 Law, Justice and Development
LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law
LAWS6198 Refugee Law
LAWS6177 Tax Treaties
LAWS6946 Tax Treaties Special Issues
LAWS6123 Transfer Pricing in International Tax
LAWS6109 UK International Taxation
LAWS6171 US International Taxation
LAWS6063 World Trade Organization Law I
LAWS6249 World Trade Organization Law II
LAWS6249 World Trade Organization Law II
Unit Code Unit of Study
JURS6018 Constitutional Theory
JURS6019 Freedom of Speech
LAWS6187 Functional Analysis of Law and Soc Control
LAWS6308 Philosophy of Law
LAWS6836 Precedent, Interpretation and Probability
LAWS6338 The Nature of the Common Law
LAWS6316 Theories of the Judiciary
Unit Code Unit of Study
LAWS6209 Australian International Taxation
LAWS6091 Chinese International Taxation
LAWS6153 Comparative Corporate Taxation
LAWS6128 Comparative International Taxation
LAWS6030 Corporate Taxation
LAWS6984 Economics of Tax Policy
LAWS6214 Goods and Services Tax Principles A
LAWS6326 Interpretation of Statutes and Other Texts
LAWS6825 Introduction to Australian Business Tax
LAWS6257 Public Policy
LAWS6840 Tax of Business and Investment Income A
LAWS6841 Tax of Business and Investment Income B
LAWS6177 Tax Treaties
LAWS6946 Tax Treaties Special Issues
LAWS6125 Taxation of Corporate Finance
LAWS6244 Taxation of Corporate Groups
LAWS6118 Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts
LAWS6336 Taxation of Real Property
LAWS6123 Transfer Pricing in International Tax
LAWS6109 UK International Taxation
LAWS6171 US International Taxation