Commercial Law

Units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law

Candidates must complete 24 credit points.

2014 Units of Study

LAWS6310
Advanced Competition Law
6    P LAWS6838 Competition Law unless exempt by the Unit Coordinator upon demonstration of knowledge equivalent to that covered by LAWS6838
Semester 2
LAWS6014
Advanced Financing Techniques
6    A LAWS6038 or LAWS6046 or law degree with good background in Australian corporate law
Semester 2
LAWS6947
Advanced Obligations and Remedies
6    A undergraduate law degree

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit has a restricted class size.
Int July
LAWS6169
Capital Gains Tax
6      Int June
LAWS6824
Commercial Conflict of Laws
6    A undergraduate law degree
N LAWS6884


This unit replaced LAWS6824 Transnational Commercial Litigation and has a restricted class size
Int May
LAWS6188
Commercial Equity Litigation
6    A students should have a working knowledge of the law of property and equity and some familiarity with litigation would be useful but not essential


This unit replaced LAWS6188 Commercial Equity.
Int February
LAWS6900
Comparative Admiralty and Maritime Law
6    A undergraduate law degree is preferable but knowledge gained from work in shipping or related fields will be sufficient
Int Sept
LAWS6838
Competition Law
6    A undergraduate law degree or have completed LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit
Semester 1
LAWS6264
Compliance: Financial Services Industry
6    A A good general grasp of legal and equitable principles, including the common law, and a basic knowledge of undergraduate law units. The unit is open not only to students in the LLM program, but also to lawyers, regulatory staff or compliance professionals. It is not necessary that the latter hold a law degree in order to participate in the unit, but they should understand that the unit is being taught as part of a law program at postgraduate level. They may find it preferable therefore to audit the unit on a non-assessed basis, rather than participate on an assessed basis.
Semester 2
LAWS6227
Consumer Contracts and Product Defects
6    N LAWS6024, LAWS6025


This unit replaced LAWS6227 Consumer Protection Law: Liability of Suppliers to Consumers.
Int May
LAWS6250
Controlling Liability by Contract
6    A undergraduate law degree
Semester 2
LAWS6160
Copyright and Copyright Industries
6    A Undergraduate law degree. Completion of LAWS6873 Principles of Intellectual Property or undergraduate study in IP will be an advantage. Students who do not have a background in copyright or IP will be provided with additional preparatory reading.
Int Sept
LAWS6100
Corporate Fundraising
6    A presumption of law degree with corporate law knowledge
Semester 2
LAWS6222
Corporate Governance
6      Int July
LAWS6318
Corporate Innovation and Abuse
6      Int June
LAWS6140
Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol
6      Int August
LAWS6997
Cross-Border Deals
6    A Undergraduate law degree. Students undertaking this unit must have a good working knowledge of the Australian Corporations Act and the rules and practices applicable to securities offerings and takeovers or the equivalent in their home jurisdiction.


This unit replaced LAWS6997 Cross-Border Deals - A US Perspective.
Int October
LAWS6046
Equity Financing
6    A presumption of law degree with corporate law knowledge
Semester 1
LAWS6307
Expert Evidence & Class Action Procedure
6    A Students without a law degree or equivalent may enrol in this unit but should be aware that the unit focuses on legal and evidentiary issues.
N LAWS6230, LAWS6869


This unit replaced LAWS6230 Expert Evidence and LAWS6869 Class Actions and Complex Litigation.
Int May
LAWS6319
Fund of the Board & Directors' Duties
6    N Students who have completed LAWS6810 Fundamentals of Corporate Law prior to 2014 are not permitted to enrol in this unit. The unit is also not available to students who have previously completed LAWS2003, LAWS2014, LAWS5014, CLAW2001, CLAW2201, CLAW6002 or equivalent unit.
Int April
LAWS6987
Fundamentals of Commercial Law
6    A This unit assumes no previous knowledge and is available to non-lawyers and to lawyers who have not previously studied or practised in the area
N LAWS3400


This unit replaced LAWS6987 Introduction to Commercial Law.
Semester 1
LAWS6810
Fundamentals of Corporate Law
6    N LAWS2003, LAWS2014, LAWS5014, CLAW2001, CLAW2201, CLAW6002 or equivalent unit


This unit replaced LAWS6810 Introductory Corporate Law.
Int April
LAWS6955
Fundamentals of Finance Law
6    A This unit assumes no previous knowledge and is available to non-lawyers and to lawyers who have not previously studied or practised in the area


This unit replaced LAWS6955 Key Legal Concepts in Finance Law.
Int October
LAWS6912
Fundamentals of the Law of Trusts
6    N Students who have previously completed a law degree in a common law jurisdiction are not permitted to enrol in this unit, except with the permission of the Unit Coordinator


This unit replaced LAWS6912 The Law of Trusts.
Int March
LAWS6933
Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6933 International Petroleum Transactions. MIL and GradDipIntLaw students may enrol in either LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law or LAWS6933 Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues, but not both.
Int May
LAWS6159
Insolvency Law
6    A law degree with good background in Australian corporate law
N CLAW6006


This unit replaced LAWS6159 Corporate Insolvency Law.
Int July
LAWS6882
Insurance Contract Law
6    A undergraduate law degree or LAWS6991 Fundamentals of Contract Law


The unit replaced LAWS6882 Insurance law.
Int Sept
LAWS6059
International Business Law
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction


Core unit for MIntBus&L students.
Int March
LAWS6060
International Commercial Arbitration
6      Int August
LAWS6138
Internatl Fin Transactions: Law & Prac
6      Int April
LAWS6037
International Import/Export Laws
6      Semester 1
LAWS6916
International Investment Law
6      Int March
LAWS6903
Interpreting Commercial Contracts
6    A undergraduate law degree
Int November
LAWS6879
Japanese Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
For further information, please visit http://sydney.edu.au/law/caplus/ or email law.offshore@sydney.edu.au
Int February
LAWS6932
Law and Investment in Asia
6      Int April
LAWS6859
Law of Agency
6    A undergraduate law degree
Int Sept
LAWS6953
Law of Asset Protection
6      Int August
LAWS6982
Law of Economic Integration in the EU
6    A basic understanding of EU Law
Int March
LAWS6313
Law of Not-for-Profits
6      Semester 2
LAWS6956
Personal Property Securities
6      Int August
LAWS6950
Plain English in Legal Writing
6    A undergraduate law degree, completed legal studies as part of a business or commerce degree or LAWS6252

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1b
LAWS6990
Principles of Oil and Gas Law

This unit of study is not available in2014

6   

International Law students may enrol in either LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law or LAWS6933 Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues, but not both.
Int May
LAWS6873
Principles of Intellectual Property
6    N LAWS3480, LAWS3479, LAWS5180, LAWS5179, LAWS6854 and students who have previously completed an equivalent undergraduate or postgraduate unit in intellectual property


This unit replaced LAWS6873 Intellectual Property: Principles and Context (formerly LAWS6854 Introduction to Intellectual Property).
Int July
LAWS6317
Regulation of Corporate Crime
6    A It is recommended that students have some knowledge of corporate law and criminal law and procedure, or have had practical experience in these areas
Int May
LAWS6944
Regulation of Mkt Manipulation & Abuse
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6944 Manipulation and Abuse in Global Securities Markets.
Int August
LAWS6247
Securities and Markets Regulation
6    A law degree with good background in Australian corporate law


This unit replaced LAWS6247 Australian Financial Services Regulation.
Int January
LAWS6957
Shareholders' Remedies
6    A law degree with good background in Australian corporate law
Int January
LAWS6008
Takeovers and Reconstructions
6    A presumption of law degree with corporate law knowledge
Semester 1
LAWS6976
The Causation Element
6      Int May
LAWS6844
US Corporate Law
6      Int February
LAWS6315
White Collar and Corporate Crime
6      Int October

Course rules

 

Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
JF007 Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full-time or part-time according to candidate choice.

3 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law
(b)
the Master of Business Law or the Master of Laws
(2)
Provided that candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longer award completed will be conferred.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the course requires a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification.

5 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the table of units of study for the Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law. To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law, a candidate must complete 24 credit points.

6 Course transfer

A candidate, who has completed the requirements for the graduate diploma but has not had the diploma awarded, may apply for admission to candidature for the master's degree in the embedded sequence with credit for work completed towards the diploma.

7 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2011.
(2)
Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.