Private Law

Melbourne Law School’s specialisation in private law offers students an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of core areas of law that are fundamentally important to commercial practice.

The subjects cover current issues and developments in areas that are vitally important to lawyers involved in commercial litigation and commercial transactions, including contract law, the law of torts, equity, restitution, trusts and remedies.

The field of private law is concerned with the rights and obligations that lie at the heart of commercial transactions and commercial litigation.

Private Law study options

Obligations Group

The Obligations Group supports research on the law of contract, torts, unjust enrichment, equity and trusts, remedies and private law theory. The group provides a forum for discussion of these topics and interaction between academics, legal practitioners and students on issues of current interest.

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