Commercial Law Major (Undergraduate)
The Commercial Law major provides an introduction to commercial law as well as in-depth specialisation in some of its key areas: stock markets and derivatives law, finance and banking, taxation, insolvency, trade practices and consumer law. These specialist units are designed to provide the basis of a professional capability in the area far beyond the general introduction. This major is not a qualification for admission to the professional practice of law as a solicitor or barrister.
This is a compulsory major option for the Bachelor of Commerce (including combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees) and a Major I option for the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies).
Requirements for the major
Note. The following information is for students who commenced study in their degree from 2011. Students who commenced prior to 2011 should refer to the information below listed under "Pre-2011 continuing students".
For the award of a Commercial Law major students complete:
(i) one junior prerequisite unit of study (six credit points), as follows:
(ii) a minimum of six elective units of study (36 credit points) selected from the following:
- CLAW2201 Corporations Law
- CLAW2202 Business Failure and Restructuring
- CLAW2203 Regulation of Securities Markets
- CLAW2204 Banking and Finance Law
- CLAW2205 Competition and Consumer Law
- CLAW2207 Business, Ethics and the Law
- CLAW2208 Business Regulation, Risk and Compliance
- CLAW2209 Intellectual Property for Business
- CLAW2210 Chinese Tax *
- CLAW2211Commercial Practice in China
- CLAW2212 Franchising
- CLAW2213 Legal Regulation of International Business
- CLAW3201 Australian Taxation System
- CLAW3202 Tax Strategies for Business
- CLAW3204 Regulation of Capital Raising
- CLAW3206 Regulation of Mergers and Acquisitions
- CLAW3207 Employment Regulation for Business
- CLAW3208 Corporate Crime and Business.
* Not offered for 2015.
Note: Senior units of study can only be counted towards one major. Senior units cannot be "double counted" towards two majors. For example, CLAW2201 cannot be counted towards a major in Commercial Law and a major in Accounting.
The following information is for Pre-2011 continuing students only
Requirements for the Commercial Law major for students who commenced study in their degree prior to 2011
Pre-2011 continuing students can choose to follow the requirements for a major as set out above or can follow the requirements for their major as set out in the following downloadable PDFs. Students should also refer to the handbook of the year you commenced for the exact details of their degree and major requirements.
- Requirements for a Commercial Law major and extended major for students who commenced study in their degree in 2009 or 2010
- Requirements for a Commercial Law major and extended major for students who commenced study in their degree in 2006, 2007 or 2008
- Requirements for a Commercial Law major and double major for students who commenced study in their degree before 2006
The Commercial Law major is an available option in the following degrees offered by the Business School:
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Commerce and Doctor of Medicine
- Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)
Pre-2014 continuing students enrolled in these former Business School and Faculty of Economics and Business degrees can also complete a major or electives in Commercial Law: Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery; and Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (electives only).
Students in the following combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees administered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies also have the option of completing a major in Commercial Law:
- Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce
A Commercial Law major or electives in this area may also be available to students enrolled in other degrees in the University. Students should check the other faculty's handbook or course information for further details.