Major requirements

Study the legal framework against which business decisions are made in both the public and private sectors. You will focus on legal problems that you may encounter in your future career.

Commercial Law major requirements


30 points from:
Course Title Prerequisite
COMLAW 201 Commercial Contracts COMLAW 101
COMLAW 203 Company Law COMLAW 101
45 points from:
Course Title Prerequisite
COMLAW 301 Taxation COMLAW 201 or 203
COMLAW 303 Receiverships and Reconstructions COMLAW 203 or LAW 417
COMLAW 304 Business Structures for Enterprises COMLAW 203
COMLAW 305 Securities Markets and Investment Law COMLAW 203
COMLAW 306 Marketing Law COMLAW 201 or 203; or COMLAW 101, MKTG 201; or COMLAW 191, MKTG 291
COMLAW 307 International Trade Law COMLAW 201
COMLAW 311 Advanced Taxation COMLAW 203 and 301,or LAW 429 and LLB Part II
COMLAW 314 Employment Law COMLAW 201 or 203; or COMLAW 101 and MGMT 223; or COMLAW 191 and MGMT 292 or 293 or BUSINESS 292 or 293
COMLAW 315 Finance and Property Law COMLAW 201 or 203 or PROPERTY 271
COMLAW 318 Special Topic Departmental approval
COMLAW 320 Intellectual Property and Innovation COMLAW 101 or 191 or LAW 101 and 15 points from Stage II COMLAW
COMLAW 321 Special Topic  
LAWCOMM 422 Competition Law LAW 201, 211, 231, 241
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Complementary subjects


Subjects which complement a Commercial Law major are:

  • Accounting.
  • Finance.
  • Information Systems.
  • International Business.
  • Management.
  • Marketing.
  • Operations and Chain Supply Management.
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Suggested combinations for majors and non-majors


Commercial Law is generally recommended as a second major taken in conjunction with a first major in one of the other disciplines.

If you are interested in a particular area of Commercial Law such as financial law or taxation, or simply want to take Commercial Law courses to complement a different major, our Business Student Advisors will be able to suggest the best combination of courses to meet your needs.

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