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  • Deals with ChinaLAWS70414

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the legal issues and practical challenges that arise in relation to a cross-border transaction with China. Students will work through a type of foreign investment transaction (a joint venture), which will be used as a point of reference throughout the subject. In this way, s...

  • Transnat'l Corporations: Rights & DutiesLAWS90053

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    Transnational Corporations (TNCs) are increasingly relevant players in the global economy, and international law is evolving to account for their growing impact. These trends are particularly visible in respect of the protection of the environment and human rights, on the one hand, and in the ope...

  • International Criminal CourtLAWS90093

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    The International Criminal Court (ICC), headquartered in The Hague, is the world’s first permanent international criminal court and a critically important institution in the pursuit of accountability for international crimes. This subject will involve a detailed analysis of how the Court interpre...

  • Human Rights of GroupsLAWS70114

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    In the past two decades, indigenous peoples have become increasingly prominent players in international law. Indigenous rights are now part of the mainstream body of international human rights law – comprehensively articulated in the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peo...

  • International Tax: Anti-avoidanceLAWS90017

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is an advanced study of the rules under the Australian income tax legislation and tax treaties for dealing with international tax avoidance. The subject builds on the basic principles studied in International Tax: Principles and Structure. The subject will include a detailed study of...

  • International Corporate InsolvencyLAWS70343

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    As a result of the recent Global Financial Crisis (GFC) around the world, numerous companies have been confronted with financial difficulties. Sometimes those difficulties resulted in a bankruptcy or comparable insolvency proceedings. Due to globalisation, such insolvency could have cross-border ...

  • UK International TaxLAWS90054

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    The aim is to overview the current UK international tax system, and its historical development. Focus will be on corporate taxation, but with some background on individuals (trust, partnerships etc will be mentioned only briefly). This will cover issues such as: residence and source definitions; ...

  • Contemporary Chinese Law and PracticeLAWS70351

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The recent spectacular ‘rise of China’ as an economic and regional power has been accompanied by both major legal change and increased foreign investment. China now exerts significant global influence and is subject itself to the profound influences of globalisation. The ways in which the Chinese...

  • Principles of Corporate LawLAWS70107

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject examines the law governing the registration, regulation and termination of corporations in Australia. It will explore a range of theoretical and practical issues concerning the corporation and its participants, with a particular emphasis on corporate law in practice. Principal topic...

  • Developing Countries and the WTOLAWS70169

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject will examine the economic and legal issues facing developing countries in their engagement within the World Trade Organization (WTO). A central organising theme will be the evolving theory and practice relating to the role of economic liberalisation in the developmental processes of ...

  • Domestic Courts and International LawLAWS90019

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    With the rise of globalisation, the boundary separating domestic law from international law has become increasingly permeable. Consequently, states are making greater use of international law to regulate activity that was previously regulated exclusively at the domestic level. Additionally, moder...

  • Mineral and Petroleum TaxLAWS70399

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    Mineral and petroleum resources play a significant part in the Australian economy. The exploitation of these resources involves governments, as proprietors and regulators, together with private enterprise, as explorers and developers. The complex relationship between governments and private enter...

  • Racing Industry Law and RegulationLAWS70164

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    For centuries the breeding and racing of animals, especially horses, has been pursued with interest and passion in many parts of the world. A race attracts betting and from that emerges the prospect of misdeeds. As the scale and economic significance of the racing and associated betting industrie...

  • Global ConstitutionalismLAWS70448

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This innovative subject is designed to explore the highly topical phenomenon of the globalisation of constitutional law. Taking the idea of legitimate authority as a focus, it examines two broad themes: (1) the extent to which national constitutional law is, or should be, converging on internatio...

  • International Law and EthicsLAWS70369

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject addresses how international actors understand and take responsibility for their activities and roles within international institutions. The aim of this subject is to deepen accounts of the ethical, moral and legal understanding of holding office. Based around a series of case studies...

  • Legal HistoriesLAWS50095

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    Legal Histories has two main aims. The first is to explore the empirical study of law’s past, in order to think broadly and critically about law’s meaning and development. We will interrogate questions of intent and method in a series of targeted workshops with scholars about their work, drawn fr...

  • Law and the HolocaustLAWS90076

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    The proposed course examines the relationship between law and the origins and implementation of the events known as the Holocaust. Students will consider the questions for law-making, judging, legal theory, and legal scholarship arising from Hitler’s rise to power, the legalization of the Nazi ra...

  • Law ReformLAWS50098

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject in particular builds upon a wide range of subjects including Torts, Obligations and Contract, where changes in the law form part of the substantive law program, to go behind the scenes of the law-reform process. The subject will be historical and comparative and will consider theorie...

  • Law of ElectionsLAWS90038

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject studies the regulation of a central mechanism for accountability and distributing power – elections. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the law of elections by drawing upon the disciplines of law, political philosophy and political science to underscore how this area of law i...

  • Media Regulation and Freedom of SpeechLAWS90007

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    The focus of the subject is on freedom of speech, media freedom and the law. The first part of the course looks at the key theories and writings about freedom of speech and media freedom. It then considers the legal protection of, and cultural attitudes towards, freedom of speech and media freedo...