Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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)


  • 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 2015 by specialisation refer to the faculty's [ ([Postgraduate units]} information webpage.

  • LAW5051 Professional practice (JD)
  • LAW5080 Australian legal system
  • LAW5081 Australian legal process and research*
  • LAW5082 Masters research
  • LAW5083 Minor thesis (12,000 - 15,000 words)
  • LAW5084 Minor thesis (25,000 - 30,000 words)
  • LAW5301 Copyright
  • LAW5302 European union law and policy
  • LAW5305 International trade law
  • LAW5306 Corporate insolvency
  • LAW5307 Occupational health and safety
  • LAW5311 Takeovers
  • LAW5312 Competition law
  • LAW5315 Commercial alternative dispute resolution
  • LAW5316 Trade marks and commercial designations
  • LAW5319 Law of employee relations
  • LAW5321 Protecting commercial innovation: Patents and trade secrets
  • LAW5340 Intellectual property
  • LAW5341 Trade mark practice
  • LAW5343 Privacy and surveillance: Law, policy & governance
  • LAW5344 Negotiation and mediation skills
  • LAW5346 Design law and practice
  • LAW5347 Consumer protection: Regulation and compliance
  • LAW5349 Corporate law
  • LAW5350 Principles of taxation
  • LAW5352 Electronic workplace law
  • LAW5353 Cybercrime
  • LAW5357 Corporate governance and directors' duties
  • LAW5358 Current issues in workplace law
  • LAW5366 International banking and finance: Law and practice
  • LAW5367 Energy law, regulation and policy
  • LAW5369 World Trade Organization (WTO) law
  • LAW5370 Discrimination law and human rights at work
  • LAW5374 Forward with fairness: New labour law
  • LAW5375 Arbitration of international commercial disputes
  • LAW5382 Principles of environmental law
  • LAW5384 International investment law
  • LAW5385 Corporate finance law
  • LAW5388 Patenting for commercialisation
  • LAW5392 Globalisation and international economic law
  • LAW5394 Banking law
  • LAW5407 Current issues in torts law
  • LAW5429 Advanced commercial negotiation skills
  • LAW5430 Advanced evidence and proof in litigation
  • LAW5431 International entertainment law
  • LAW5432 Workplace investigations and misconduct
  • LAW5438 Current issues in sports law
  • LAW5440 Advanced commercial mediation & negotiation advocacy C
  • LAW5447 Intellectual property and the internet
  • LAW5448 Copyright x:Monash

* International students only.

Units to be offered in Prato and Malaysia can be viewed on the Monash Law International Study Programs - Prato and MalaysiaMonash Law International Study Programs - Prato and Malaysia ( webpage.

Contact details

Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor (Director, Graduate Studies)


or for general enquiries


Telephone: +61 3 9903 8035

Relevant courses

  • L5001 Graduate Diploma in Law
  • L6001 Master of Commercial Law
  • L6004 Master of Laws