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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law

Managing facultyLaw
Abbreviated titleMasterComLaw
CRICOS code038583C
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (City (Melbourne))
Contact details

Coordinator Postgraduate Admissions and Publications

Email: graduate@law.monash.edu.au Telephone: +61 3 9903 8500

Course coordinator

Associate Professor John Duns

Notes

  • Part-time study is possible for up to four years

Description

The Master of Commercial Law provides a formal course of study for non-law graduates working in law-related fields in corporations and other commercial institutions, such as privatised instrumentalities. It provides an extensive range of units and focuses on new and developing areas of commercial law, as well as both domestic and international commercial law topics.

Objectives

The Master of Commercial Law caters for the needs of graduates in disciplines other than law who have an interest in the study of commercial law at an advanced level. It provides a formal course of training for non-law graduates working in law-related fields (eg accountants, company administrators, management personnel etc), and provides opportunities for non-law graduates to obtain a specialist qualification.

Maximum credit allowed

12 credit points

Structure

The course comprises eight 6-point coursework units.

Requirements

Candidates must complete five units* offered as part of the Master of Laws specialising in commercial law. The remaining three units may be taken from any units offered in the masters coursework program. Alternatively, students can elect one of the following options:

  • four coursework units with at least one unit in the area of commercial law and a minor thesis of 25,000-30,000 words on an approved topic in the area
  • six coursework units with at least three units in the area of commercial law and a minor thesis of 12,000-15,000 words on an approved topic in the area.

The units in the specialisation will be those which are specified from time to time by the faculty board on the recommendation of the Postgraduate Studies Committee of the faculty. For further information regarding specialisations visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/postgraduate/units-overview.html.

* Candidates with a degree in a discipline other than law will be required to complete the unit LAW7212 (Australian legal system). Candidates with a law degree from a non-Australian jurisdiction must complete LAW7436 (Introduction to Australian legal process).

Award(s)

Master of Commercial Law