University of Technology Sydney

77930 Insurance Law

Requisite(s): ( 70211 Contracts OR (70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law AND (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice)) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law))
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Anti-requisite(s): 76022 Insurance Law AND 78196 Insurance Law


Insurance is a vital part of a well-functioning economy, by 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 advanced subject, students develop an in-depth knowledge of 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. The classes are interactive and include guest presentations by legal and insurance industry practitioners.

Through in-class activities, case analysis notes, legal advices and research essays, students develop practical skills in researching and applying the relevant rules of insurance law to advise hypothetical clients of their rights and options. By formulating their own research essays on a topical insurance law issue, students critically evaluate the effectiveness of Australia's current insurance laws and critique workable options for law and policy reform.

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