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).

Information for Undergraduate students

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:

* Not offered for 2014.

Note.Students who commenced study in this major prior to Semester 1, 2014 and who have obtains permission from the Discipline of Business Law may include BUSS2100 Business Placement A (Internship) as an elective for their major.

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.

Information for Pre-2011 continuing students

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.

Availability of this major

The Commercial Law major is an available option in the following degrees offered by the Business School:

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.