Commercial Law

The Commercial Law major introduces students to commercial law and enables them to undertake an in-depth specialisation in some of its key areas – including corporate law, securities market regulation, banking and finance, taxation, insolvency, franchising, intellectual property, corporate crime, trade practices and consumer law. Specialist units are designed to provide the basis of a professional capability in the area far beyond the general introduction.

Commercial Law is a Table A subject area - Major I subject area for the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies).

Requirements for a major in Commercial Law

For the award of a major in Commercial Law, students complete:

(1) a six credit point junior prerequisite unit of study, as follows:

  • CLAW1001 Foundations of Business Law.

(2) 36 credit points in elective senior units of study 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 *
  • CLAW2211 Commercial 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 Legal Regulation of Employment
  • CLAW3208 Corporate Crime and Business
  • CLAW3209 The Environment, Law and Business.

* Not offered for 2017.

Note: All units of study listed are six credit points unless otherwise indicated.

Unit of study prerequisites, corequisites and other requirements are outlined in Table A units of study: The University of Sydney Business School.