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Commercial law

Get prepared for the needs of modern commercial practice

Select and combine various areas or build your expertise in a specialised field within commercial law.

What is commercial law?

Commercial law concerns the laws surrounding business and commercial transactions and relates to both public and private law. It includes areas such as:

  • arbitration
  • banking and finance
  • commercial contracts
  • competition
  • corporate governance
  • insolvency
  • international transactions
  • investment
  • secured transactions
  • trusts.

Studying postgraduate commercial law is suitable for those in the legal profession such as barristers, judges, magistrates and solicitors as well as non-legal professionals in investment banking, management consulting and mergers and acquisitions. 

Why study commercial law with us?

  • Develop your existing knowledge or acquire skills in an unfamiliar field of practice through our flagship Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Business Law or Graduate Diploma in Business Law
  • Benefit from the expertise of our prominent and dedicated Ross Parsons Centre.
  • Join Australia’s largest and most specialised coursework programs in law, with 80 percent of units offered on an intensive basis.
  • Explore the latest developments within the practice and profession of law. Domestic practitioners and international visitors teach 60 percent of the program.
  • Acquire a postgraduate qualification from one of the world’s foremost law schools – ranked 13th in the world in the discipline of law by the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017.
  • Credit your units towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

Who will you learn from?

Sheelaigh McCracken

Professor Sheelagh McCracken

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Professor Barbara McDonald

Professor Barbara McDonald

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Tony Liu, King & Wood Mallesons

Tony Liu
Master of Laws (LLM)
"After working as a lawyer in southeast Asia and Sydney, I realised I needed to consolidate and update my knowledge of Australian law. I was drawn to the University of Sydney because of the intellectual rigour of its courses, the ability to tailor a course to suit my interests, and the international teaching program."

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