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International law

Examine the international rules governing the world as a whole

Experience a program that builds on the reputation of Sydney Law School in public international law, and its capacity to deliver superior quality postgraduate coursework programs.

What is international law?

International law concerns the relations between states and between nations. It includes:

  • international commercial arbitration
  • international criminal law
  • international dispute resolution
  • international environmental law
  • international human rights law
  • international humanitarian law
  • refugee law
  • the law of the sea.

Postgraduate study in international law is suitable for barristers, judges, magistrates and solicitors as well as non-legal professionals in diplomacy, foreign affairs, global business development, global policy, intergovernmental affairs, international affairs, international relations and political affairs.

Why study international law with us?

  • Consider international law in an interdisciplinary context with knowledge of international relations, security studies, politics and government integrated with knowledge of the legal structures and principles that underpin the international legal order through our specialist Master of International Law (MIL) course or our flagship Master of Laws (LLM).
  • Experience the expertise of our prominent and dedicated Sydney Centre for International Law.
  • Join Australia’s largest and most specialised coursework programs in law, with 80 percent of units offered on an intensive basis.
  • Explore the latest developments within the practice and profession of law. Domestic practitioners and international visitors teach 60 percent of the program.
  • Acquire a postgraduate qualification from one of the world’s foremost law schools – ranked 12th in the world in the discipline of law by the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019.
  • Credit your units towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

Elly Nguyen

Elly Nguyen
Master of International Law (MIL)
“Sydney Law School is the perfect place for me to learn and improve my legal skills away from my home country of Vietnam. I’ve made new friends and met great teachers who want to share their legal experience. As a student here, I’m not just academically engaged – I’m growing into a more responsible person.”
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