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The Master of Laws in Commercial Law is suitable for Australian law graduates who wish to develop more specialised knowledge in the area of commercial law. Postgraduate programs such as this will also benefit legal practitioners applying for senior and partnership level positions.

The advantage of Bond Law’s LLM programs is that they can be tailored to suit your specific career needs or interests. In the area of commercial law, you can choose subjects focussing on digital law, energy law, intellectual property law and sports law. Whilst all subjects are taught within a global framework, there are also a number of specialised international law subjects looking at investment banking, commercial dispute resolution, corporate law, sales and transport law and international financial systems law.

Format and Delivery

The Master of Laws in Commercial Law has been designed to suit the schedule of working professionals by offering a choice of either online or blended delivery mode subjects, with starting dates in January, May or September.

Campus and Bond University Experience

Bond University has been ranked #1 in Australia for Student Experience by the Good Universities Guide for well over a decade. We have some of the best law teachers and scholars in the country, delivering innovative, globally-focussed law programs in the world-class facilities housed within our state-of-the-art Legal Skills Centre.

Thanks to Bond’s three-semesters-per-year schedule, you can complete your LLM in Commercial Law in just 8 months studying full time.

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Try further study on for size at a Postgraduate Test Drive. Meet with a personal Regional Manager on campus or virtually to learn more about studying at Bond, and to explore how a postgraduate degree can support your professional goals. This curated experience considers your unique circumstances, giving you an unmatched opportunity to have all of your questions about postgraduate study answered.

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Key features

  • Complete Masters level qualifications in just eight months
  • Your choice of online or blended delivery mode subjects
  • Tailor your studies to suit your career needs and interests
  • Focus on commercial law in a global context

About the program

The Master of Laws in Commercial Law (LLM-CL) is a postgraduate program offered by the Faculty of Law for law graduates. The program provides students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of commercial law and legal practice by completing advanced-level law subjects.  The program develops students’ advanced legal research and writing skills and enhances their ability to critically analyse and evaluate complex commercial law issues within a variety of contexts.

Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
  • January 2024
  • May 2024
  • September 2024
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaLaw
Program codeLA-43061
CRICOS codeThis program is not available to international students who intend to apply for a student visa.
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Master of Laws in Commercial Law comprises 80 credit points of law elective subjects. Subjects can be chosen from the following list of online and mixed delivery mode postgraduate law electives offered by the Faculty.

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2022: $21,240* per semester average
  • Students commencing study in 2023: $21,800* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2022: $42,480
  • Students commencing study in 2023: $43,600

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

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* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

Academic entry requirements

The Master of Laws in Commercial Law is offered to students who have completed a professional law qualification such as a Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, or equivalent.  

Applicants from a non-English speaking background must achieve an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no single band less than 6.  Bond also accepts other English language tests including TOEFL, iBT, CAE and PTE.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Future outcomes

The Master of Laws in Commercial Law offers an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification specialising in commercial law within a global framework.

In a corporate environment that now operates across all jurisdictions, it also further develops your expertise in international legal practice and negotiation, while enhancing legal research and writing skills.

The Master of Laws in Commercial Law can lead to Higher Degree by Research programs including:

The Master of Laws (LLM) offers more specialised and specific knowledge of the law, either in your chosen area of career interest or across a broad spectrum of law studies. For recent Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor graduates, an LLM enhances career opportunities. For qualified legal practitioners, the Master of Laws in Commercial Law positions graduates for career promotion and progression to senior level and partnership opportunities .

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