• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code PRCO-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Private Commercial Law Specialisation

This specialisation will provide you with an insight into the increasingly complex global environment in which individuals and corporations operate. The broad selection of courses, in areas as diverse as sports law and corporate social responsibility, allows you to focus your studies on areas of specific interest to your current, or future, career.

This specialisation is highly flexible, allowing you to choose courses that are compatible with your current profession or that extend your knowledge in new directions. Whether you are working in private practice, the private sector or within government or are looking to expand your legal knowledge for a future career – this program offers diversity, flexibility and knowledge suitable for a wide range of students.



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. evaluate complex problems, concepts and theories in private and commercial law and devise solutions appropriate to the specific context.
2. undertake legal research, legal writing and resolution of complex legal problems with a private and commercial dimension across a range of issues and topics of a national or international character.
3. research and write on the practice or theory of private and commercial law including in-depth legal research in the private and commercial law field.
4. incorporate social, policy, comparative or interdisciplinary approaches into legal analysis of private and commercial law issues.
5. communicate legal, policy and theoretical perspectives of private and commercial legal issues effectively to a range of audiences, both verbally and in writing.
6. structure, sustain and evaluate legal argument in both general and specialist areas of private and commercial law.
7. develop and apply legal knowledge to complex private and commercial legal problems in an analytical and creative manner.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

LAWS8003 - Transnational Business and Human Rights
LAWS8009 - Transnational Anti-Corruption Laws
LAWS8072 - Statutory Interpretation
LAWS8104 - Legislation and Legislative Drafting
LAWS8125 - The Law of Corporate Governance
LAWS8140 - Commercial Law
LAWS8142 - Tort Liability and Public Authorities
LAWS8144 - Conflict of Laws
LAWS8148 - Special Topics in Law
LAWS8154 - Competition Law
LAWS8218 - Advanced Contracts
LAWS8220 - Government Contracts
LAWS8228 - Law and Economics
LAWS8229 - International Law of World Trade
LAWS8239 - The European Union
LAWS8248 - Advanced Principles of Competition Law
LAWS8254 - Business, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility
LAWS8277 - International Business Transactions
LAWS8298 - Commercial Equity
LAWS8301 - Graduate Research Unit
LAWS8335 - Modern Equity
LAWS8418 - International Commercial Arbitration
LAWS8421 - Income Tax
LAWS8422 - Intellectual Property
LAWS8428 - Labour Law
LAWS8436 - Succession
LAWS8437 - Financial Markets and Takeovers
LAWS8445 - Information Technology Law
LAWS8451 - Legislative Drafting and Technology
LAWS8454 - Restitution
LAWS8459 - Consumer Protection and Product Liability Law
LAWS8570 - Law & Economics of Regulation
LAWS8589 - Regulation of Religious Activities

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