• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Specialisation code PRCO-SPEC

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

  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.

Other Information

Courses counted towards this specialisation can also be counted towards another specialisation, provided they are listed on the Study Tab under the relevant specialisation. 

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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):

LAWS8009 - Transnational Anti-Corruption Laws

LAWS8072 - Statutory Interpretation

LAWS8104 - Legislation and Legislative Drafting

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

LAWS8229 - International Law of World Trade

LAWS8239 - The European Union

LAWS8254 - Business, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility

LAWS8301 - Graduate Research Unit

LAWS8332 - International Investment Treaties: Law, Arbitration and Policy

LAWS8335 - Modern Equity

LAWS8402 - Media Law

LAWS8403 - #MeToo

LAWS8405 - Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society

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


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