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Commercial Law

Careers in commercial law

Your Commercial Law specialisation equips you to work in fields where the legal system meets commerce. There is increasing demand for graduates with a solid understanding of the impact of regulations and law in the commercial environment.

Commercial law careers are found in public and private companies, Government bodies and property/real-estate.  You may be able to find work in specialist advisory and management positions in lending, retail banking, treasury and money markets, international banking and finance. Demand for commercial law experts is increasing in areas such as taxation, public service and property. You may also secure work in sports management or human resource management.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in commercial law:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to research, analyse and solve problems logically
  • A sound understanding of business principles
  • The ability to assess the impact of law on an organisation and its activities
  • High level organisational skills
  • Negotiation skills

Related roles include:

  • Commercial property sales manager
  • Commercial contract manager
  • Business manager
  • Project manager
  • Para-legal
  • International business lawyer
  • Company secretary
  • Disputes resolution practitioner
  • Business and investment analyst / consultant
  • Policy adviser
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for commercial law at Graduate Careers Australia.

You can look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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