Juris Doctor

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

Elective Units of Study

Students must complete 42 credit points of elective units of study, comprising:
(i) a maximum of 36 credit points of units of study from Part 1 Electives
(ii) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study from Part 2 Jurisprudence Electives
(iii) no more than 24 credit points of master's level units of study in the Juris Doctor

Part 2 - Jurisprudence Elective Units of Study

LAWS5147
Law and Economics
6    N LAWS3036 or LAWS3447


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD.
Semester 2
LAWS5154
Philosophy of Law
6    N LAWS3459 or LAWS3454


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB.
Semester 2a
LAWS5168
Theories of Justice
6    N LAWS3077 or LAWS3468


This unit satisfies the Juriprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD.
Semester 1
LAWS5169
Theories of Law
6    N LAWS3469


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the JD
Semester 2
LAWS5171
The Morality of Obeying the Law
6    N LAWS3471


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD.
Semester 1
LAWS5175
Philosophy of International Law
6    N LAWS3475


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD
Semester 2
LAWS5195
The Rule of Law and its Value
6    N LAWS3495


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD.
Semester 2
LAWS5200
Law, Morals and Politics
6    N LAWS3500


This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence requirement of the JD.
Semester 1
LAWS5217
The History of Legal Thought
6      Semester 1
LAWS5222
Rights
6    N LAWS3522


This unit satisfies the Part 2/Jurisprudence requirement of the JD.
Semester 2

Part 2 - Master's Level Jurisprudence Electives

JURS6018
Constitutional Theory
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6316
Theories of the Judiciary
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive June
LAWS6827
Legal Responsibility and Philosophy of Mind
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Semester 2
LAWS6338
The Nature of the Common Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive June