University of Sydney Handbooks - 2021 Archive

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University of Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.

Not all units of study listed are offered in a given year. Please refer to the latest Sydney Law School lecture timetable.

Students are advised that given the current pandemic context, it may be necessary, at very short notice, to change unit of study details, including mode of delivery and assessment. Students should check unit of study details provided in the unit outline at the start of each unit of study and continue to check for any changes throughout the semester.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Bachelor of Laws

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Laws, a student must successfully complete:
(i) 102 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(ii) 42 credit points of elective units of study, of which a maximum of 36 credit points are taken from Part 1 - Elective Units of Study table; and
(iii) a minimum of 6 credit points are taken from Part 2 - Elective Units of Study table.

Compulsory units of study

Year 1
Foundations of Law
6    N LAWS5000
Semester 1
6    P LAWS1006
N LAWS5001
Semester 2
Legal Research
   N LAWS1013 or LAWS1019
Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 2
Civil and Criminal Procedure
6    P LAWS1006 and LAWS1012
N LAWS5003
Semester 1
6    P LAWS1006
N LAWS5002
Semester 1
Criminal Law
6    P LAWS1006 and LAWS1014
N LAWS5004
Semester 2
Year 3
Torts and Contracts II
6    P LAWS1012 and LAWS1015
N LAWS5006
Semester 2
Legal Research II
   P LAWS1013
N LAWS1024

Only students who previously completed LAWS1013 should enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Public Law
6    P LAWS1006
N LAWS5007
Semester 2
Public International Law
6    P LAWS1006
N LAWS5005
Semester 1
Years 4 and 5
Students in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Law do not undertake any law units in Year 4 and enrol in the Bachelor of Laws in Year 5, after completion of their first degree.
For all other Combined Law streams, students enrol in the Bachelor of Laws in Year 4, after completion of their first degree.
Students may substitute one compulsory unit with one elective unit in each semester of their penultimate year, deferring the compulsory unit(s) to final year. Students cannot enrol in more than two elective units in their penultimate year.
Administrative Law
6    N LAWS5010
Semester 1
Federal Constitutional Law
6    N LAWS5011
Semester 1
Intro to Property and Commercial Law
6    P LAWS1006
N LAWS5008
Semester 1
The Legal Profession
6    N LAWS5009
Semester 1
Corporations Law
6    N LAWS5014

Students who enrol in the evening stream should consult and be guided by the unit description for LAWS5014 as the evening stream will follow precisely the course outline and structure, including assessment regime, of that unit. The present description applies only to students enrolled in the daytime stream of LAWS2014.
Semester 2
6    A LAWS2012
N LAWS5015
Semester 2
6    P LAWS1006 and LAWS1014
N LAWS5013
Semester 2
Real Property
6    P LAWS2012
N LAWS5012
Semester 2
Years 5 and 6
Private International Law A
6    N LAWS5017
Semester 1
Semester 2