Commercial law



Commercial law is also known as business law and covers law where the legal system meets commerce. It applies to rights, relations and the conduct of both people and the businesses within commerce. If you have solid written and communication skills with the ability to research and solve problems logically, Deakin’s commercial law course could be for you.

The Work Placement Program was perfect - it gave first-hand insight into the legal environment of the Victorian government through a four week internship.

Nadeem Hekmat

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws

We specialise in commercial law

Deakin Law School is one of just a few in Australia with a broad commercial focus and an excellent reputation in this area. This focus means you can study a range of subjects, from human rights to Chinese commercial law.

Commercial law courses

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Make a difference to the world of commercial law by taking on a higher degree by research. We’ll help you develop research skills so you can grapple with and enhance your ideas and theories.

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Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws satisfies the academic requirements to practise as an Australian lawyer, as set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB).

In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking admission is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training course. They must also satisfy the requirement that they are a fit and proper person.

Career opportunities

If you have a sound understanding of business principles, the ability to solve problems logically, and excellent communications skills, a career in commercial law could be for you.

Related roles include:

  • Commercial property sales manager
  • Commercial contract manager
  • Business manager
  • Project manager
  • Paralegal
  • International business lawyer
  • Company secretary
  • Disputes resolution practitioner
  • Business and investment analyst/consultant
  • Policy adviser.

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A law degree that can take you anywhere in the world

At Deakin, we believe some of the greatest legal lessons happen outside of the classroom. Deakin's practical learning opportunities and commercial law focus give Deakin law students the skills to work anywhere in the world.

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