Honours in Business Law

Honours in Business Law is designed to increase understanding of important theoretical and practical legal issues in commercial law, especially issues related to taxation Law, international commercial law and regulatory theory and governance, while also developing key practical skills relevant to work not only in a range of business and commercial contexts but also within both government and non-government organisations (e.g. in the fields of policy development and implementation, regulatory compliance supervision and associated governmental activities). In researching and writing their Dissertation students will, through close attention to key texts and the critical examination of current issues and debates, expand and deepen their specialist knowledge of Business Law, gained at undergraduate level, and develop advanced-level research, writing and critical thinking skills. The coursework units will ensure a focus on fundamental aspects of the discipline of commercial law and will provide students with the necessary foundation from which to pursue further studies in the field of Taxation Law or International Commercial Law.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of important theoretical and practical legal issues in commercial law,
especially issues related to taxation law or international commercial law and to regulatory theory and governance; (2) appreciate the interrelationship between law and business and the effects on both of globalisation, international treaties and the rapid pace of technological development; (3) review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, identify and solve defined legal problems and, in so doing, exercise critical judgement and thinking skills; (4) demonstrate the ability to conduct advanced level legal research and writing into business law and related materials and subject areas; and (5) facilitate the practical application of both domestic and international business, taxation and commercial law to business decision making and to regulatory compliance.

Entry requirements: Enrollment in the BPhil or a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Business Law major, or equivalent, as determined by the relevant board.

Intake periods: Beginning of year and mid-year

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2020; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.

Take all units (30 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1LAWS4203Dissertation (Business Law) Part 1
S2LAWS4204Dissertation (Business Law) Part 2
S1, S2SOCS4100Honours Research Skills
Incompatibility:
COMM4101 Concepts in Communication, COMM7481 Honours Seminar 1 (Communication Studies)
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
NSLAWS5215Regulation: Theories and Practices
NSLAWS5233Base Erosion, Profit Shifting and Transfer Pricing
NSLAWS5236Advanced Australian Corporate Taxation
NSLAWS5237Advanced Australian International Taxation
NSLAWS5239Resource Taxation
N/ALAWS5240Tax Dispute Resolution
NSLAWS5251International Sales Law
Prerequisites:
for students from a non-law background: LAWS5250 Foundations of International Commercial Law
N/ALAWS5260Intersections of Law, Policy and Government
Prerequisites:
For Master of Public Policy
or
Graduate Certificate of Public Policy students without a recognised Law degree: LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions.
N/ALAWS5507International Oil and Gas Law
NSOCEN4001Oceans Governance
NSPOLS5501Public Policy
Incompatibility:
LAWS5214 Public Policy