Honours in Business Law is designed to increase understanding of important theoretical and practical legal issues in commercial law, 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.

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 only

Honours in Business Law can be taken as a specialisation in the following degrees:

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note:Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

Take all units (30 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1LAWS4203Dissertation (Business Law) Part 1
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2LAWS4204Dissertation (Business Law) Part 2
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1LAWS4509Introduction to Legal Research (Part A)
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in Business Law, Law and Society
or
Criminology honours program.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2LAWS4510Introduction to Legal Research (Part B)
Prerequisites:
LAWS4509 Introduction to Legal Research (Part A) (ID 7976)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
N/ALAWS4001Oceans Governance
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
NSLAWS5215Theory & Practice of Risk Regulation
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
N/ALAWS5233Base Erosion, Profit Shifting and Transfer Pricing
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
N/ALAWS5236Advanced Australian Corporate Taxation
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
NSLAWS5237Advanced Australian International Taxation
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
NSLAWS5239Resource Taxation
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
N/ALAWS5240Tax Dispute Resolution
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
NSLAWS5251International Sales Law
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of 24 points Unit(s)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
NSLAWS5260Intersections of Law, Policy and Government
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
N/ALAWS5507International Oil and Gas Law
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
NSPOLS5501The Politics of Public Policy
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS5214 Public Policy