HONOURS SUBJECT AREA
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.
The honours year
The Business Law honours program consists of two components: coursework and writing of a thesis. The course work component is in the form of a reading seminar series covering common key issues in commercial, corporations and taxation law. The seminar series is supported by an intensive training program in legal research and important skills in managing a large research project. This coursework component will provide a good foundation for students to undertake independent research on their thesis.
Workload and assessment
The honours program in Business Law comprises four 12 credit point units of study (CLAW4101 - Honours A - Legal Research and Writing, CLAW4102 - Honours B - Contemporary Issues in Commercial Law Research, CLAW4103 - Honours C - Contemporary Issues in Legal Entities Research, CLAW4104 - Honours D - Issues in Taxation Policy) and the production of a 20,000 word thesis on a selected topic (supervised).
Our courses that offer this honours subject area
Not available in 2013