Commercial, Corporate, Finance and Business Law

Sydney Law School has a long-standing reputation in commercial, corporate, finance and business law, offering the degrees of Master of Laws (LLM) and the Master of Business Law (MBL), as well as specialist postgraduate diplomas. Units of study in the Commercial, Corporate, Finance and Business Law program are taught by leading academics, practitioners and judges from Australia and international institutions.

The Program

The program includes a range of fundamental and specialist units relevant to commercial contracts, banking and finance, insolvency, trusts, secured transactions, investment, arbitration, competition law and international transactions.

Units of study are taught both in weekly evening classes during semester and, throughout the year, on an intensive basis over four or five days. Intensive units are especially popular for international visiting academics, and interstate students and allow practitioners to submerge themselves in a subject in a collegial atmosphere away from the demands of their day to day professional lives. The program in 2016 also includes a unit in Cambridge taught by Sydney and Cambridge legal academics and adjunct practitioners.

Most units may also be studied on an audit-only basis as part of Sydney Law School’s Professional Plus+ CPD program, providing an opportunity for practitioners to benefit from the expertise of the specialist seminars in the program, and update their skills and knowledge.

Units on offer include a series of “Fundamentals” for lawyers and non-lawyers who are seeking to develop knowledge and skills in an unfamiliar field of practice by focusing on key concepts underpinning more advanced study in other units. Advanced units may specify pre-requisites or assumed knowledge.

The Commercial, Corporate, Finance and Business Law program offers flexibility, enabling participants to select and combine units from various areas for a general program, or to build expertise in a specialised field. A rolling program is offered from year to year to broaden choice and to take advantage of opportunities provided by visiting and international faculty.

Further units that may be of interest are offered in the Law and Business program which includes units in corporate law, the Taxation Law program and the International Law program.