University of Technology Sydney

76022 Insurance Law

Requisite(s): 70211 Contracts AND 70311 Torts
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 77930 Insurance Law AND 78196 Insurance Law


Insurance is a vital part of a well-functioning economy, enabling businesses and individuals to have protection against a range of risks. Insurance is a significant practice area for many law firms, and the insurance industry offers many interesting career paths for law graduates including underwriting, claims management, and insurance broking.

In this subject, students examine the law and regulation of all facets of insurance in Australia – including property, liability, marine, motor vehicle, superannuation, life and income protection, workers compensation and reinsurance. Classes are interactive and include guest presentations by legal and insurance industry practitioners.

Through in-class activities, case analysis notes and legal advices, students develop practical skills in researching and applying the relevant rules of insurance law to advise hypothetical clients of their rights and options. Students also evaluate the effectiveness of Australia’s current insurance laws and the scope for law and policy.


This subject was formerly called Law of Insurance.

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