Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Law
Campus(es)City (Melbourne)
CoordinatorProfessor Ann Monotti


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The commercial law specialisation provides in-depth knowledge of a wide range of commercial law areas. Graduates from law and non-law disciplines have the opportunity to choose from an extensive range of units covering many diverse domestic and international topics.

For law graduates, the specialisation provides a springboard from which to launch or further a career in this increasingly complex and evolving area of law. For non-law graduates, it provides a formal course of training and specialisation for working in law-related fields such as accountancy, and taxation, banking and finance, and corporate regulation and management.


For the most up-to-date list of units available in 2014 by specialisation refer to the faculty's [ ([Postgraduate units] information webpage; not all units in the list below are available for enrolment in 2014.

  • LAW7000 Minor thesis (25,000 - 30,000 words)
  • LAW7009 Commercial tenancy law
  • LAW7011 Copyright
  • LAW7019 European union law and policy
  • LAW7028 International trade law
  • LAW7031 Corporate insolvency
  • LAW7037 Occupational health and safety
  • LAW7045 Takeovers
  • LAW7056 Competition law
  • LAW7068 International environmental law
  • LAW7071 Commercial alternative dispute resolution
  • LAW7075 Trade marks and commercial designations
  • LAW7076 Principles of privacy and freedom of information
  • LAW7077 International aspects of intellectual property
  • LAW7078 Graduate research paper
  • LAW7083 Law of employee relations
  • LAW7119 Protecting commercial innovation: Patents and trade secrets
  • LAW7122 Superannuation law and practice
  • LAW7212 Australian legal system
  • LAW7215 Labour law for corporate lawyers
  • LAW7221 Technology contracts and licensing law
  • LAW7223 Intellectual property
  • LAW7224 Trade mark practice
  • LAW7244 Intellectual property and the internet
  • LAW7245 Current issues in electronic commerce law
  • LAW7246 Privacy and information security in law cyberspace
  • LAW7251 Negotiation and mediation skills
  • LAW7253 Human rights in the global economy
  • LAW7254 Design law and practice
  • LAW7258 Consumer protection: Regulation and compliance
  • LAW7263 Corporate law
  • LAW7276 Principles of taxation
  • LAW7278 Comparative competition law
  • LAW7279 Electronic workplace law
  • LAW7280 Cybercrime
  • LAW7304 Corporate and white collar crime
  • LAW7306 Corporate governance and directors' duties
  • LAW7308 Expert evidence
  • LAW7309 Current issues in intellectual property
  • LAW7310 Current issues in workplace law
  • LAW7312 Advanced conflict resolution skills
  • LAW7323 International banking and finance: Law and practice
  • LAW7324 Energy law, regulation and policy
  • LAW7325 Regulation of Australian water resources
  • LAW7326 World Trade Organization (WTO) law
  • LAW7327 Discrimination law and human rights at work
  • LAW7332 Principles of construction law
  • LAW7338 Forward with fairness: New labour law
  • LAW7339 Arbitration of international commercial disputes
  • LAW7344 Comparative corporate governance
  • LAW7347 Procurement law
  • LAW7420 Principles of environmental law
  • LAW7427 International investment law
  • LAW7430 Corporate finance law
  • LAW7433 Patenting for commercialisation
  • LAW7434 The law of climate change
  • LAW7436 Australian legal process and research (international students only)
  • LAW7437 Equity capital markets law in Australia
  • LAW7438 Globalisation and international economic law
  • LAW7439 Human rights and intellectual property
  • LAW7442 Banking law
  • LAW7443 Arbitration of domestic commercial disputes
  • LAW7450 Personal property securities
  • LAW7451 International trade mark law
  • LAW7452 Patent practice
  • LAW7456 Minor thesis (12,000 - 15,000 words)
  • LAW7467 Advanced torts
  • LAW7469 Remedies in commercial disputes
  • LAW7471 Competition law: Regulating access
  • LAW7473 European Union law: Commerce, law and politics
  • LAW7478 Public international law
  • LAW7479 Domestic and international debt capital markets
  • LAW7487 Private international law in commercial disputes
  • LAW7490 Regulating business: Enforcement and compliance
  • LAW7493Advanced commercial negotiation law
  • LAW7496 Workplace investigations and misconduct
  • LAW7498 Principles of government law and administration

Units to be offered in Prato and Malaysia can be viewed at

Contact details

Monash University Law Chambers


Telephone: +61 3 9903 8035

Relevant courses

  • 2103 Graduate Diploma in Law
  • 0068 Master of Laws
  • 3373 Master of Commercial Law