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  • Debt Capital MarketsLAWS70111

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    Following the global financial crisis (GFC) and the sovereign debt crisis, the debt capital markets have seen major changes. A lack of trust and disclosure led to a surge in bondholder litigation, along with ongoing enforcement action from supervisors and regulators. Investors continue to explore...

  • European Intellectual Property LawLAWS70418

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides an outline of some of the more important or notable features of European intellectual property (IP) regimes and reform proposals, selected either for their unique nature or their comparative relevance to Australian law. The subject will deal with a variety of sources of Euro...

  • Human Rights and CultureLAWS70453

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject examines the human rights system from an anthropological perspective, as a social system. It studies the practices of international conventions and conferences as well as local communities and non-governmental organisations. This subject focuses on tensions and translations between h...

  • Women, Peace and SecurityLAWS90124

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    In 2000 the United Nations (UN) Security Council for the first time considered the impact of war on women through the adoption of Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). This has been followed by seven further resolutions, thereby creating an institutional agenda that encompasses wome...

  • Comparative LawLAWS70016

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject will link different traditions, genres, and methods of comparative legal studies to a critical analysis of the ethical and political implications of comparative legal projects. Students will explore canonical texts representing the main academic traditions of comparative legal studie...

  • Global Health LawLAWS70151

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    Health inequalities represent the most enduring and consequential global health challenge of our time. A child born in sub-Saharan Africa, for example, will live on average nearly 30 years less than a child born in Australia. This subject provides students with a firm understanding of the role of...

  • Superannuation LawLAWS70036

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    Few areas of law offer the variety and dynamic reform agenda that is encountered with superannuation law. Superannuation law draws together traditional corporate, equitable and trust principles with modern legislative initiatives to achieve Australia‘s retirement incomes objectives. The superannu...

  • US Environmental Law and PolicyLAWS90116

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject focuses on legal and policy issues concerning the regulation of environmental quality. The first part of the subject considers the theoretical foundations of environmental regulation, including economic and non-economic perspectives on environmental degradation; the scientific predic...

  • Trade and Investment Law in ChinaLAWS90052

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    Trade and Investment Laws govern regulation of free trade and liberalisation and protection of investment. They are two of the most important and fast-developing legal subjects in China. This subject focuses on the nature, context and evolution of trade and investment law-making and enforcement i...

  • Personal Property Securities LawLAWS90101

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject involves a detailed study of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA). The PPSA is one of the most significant commercial law reforms to have been enacted in Australia. Based partly on the Canadian provincial PPSAs and Article 9 of the United States Uniform Commercial C...

  • US Contract LawLAWS90032

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Many international transactions choose the law of a US jurisdiction as governing law—especially New York or Californian law. This subject covers doctrines distinctive to US contract law, with attention to important differences between New York and California. US contract law derives from the comm...

  • International Refugee Law:Refugee RightsLAWS70394

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This workshop-style subject affords students the opportunity for both conceptual analysis and hands-on application of internationally guaranteed refugee rights. The first part of the subject addresses the way in which rights are allocated under the Refugee Convention, and the interrelationship b...

  • Law and Indigenous PeoplesLAWS90008

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    The field of "law and indigenous peoples" is fast developing in Australia and elsewhere as a coherent body of law and theory in its own right, containing its own methodologies and specialities. It is a body of law that is a highly-specialised field of practice and scholarship, but also crosses an...

  • Freedom of InformationLAWS70372

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Freedom of Information (FOI) laws have been introduced in over 90 countries around the world to date, with most of these being introduced in recent years. The right to information is increasingly recognised at both domestic constitutional level and by international human rights tribunals. At the ...

  • Construction, the Community & NeighboursLAWS90040

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    In this subject, students explore the external constraints on construction. These are legal, via the public law of land use planning (sometimes called development control or zoning) and of applicable construction standards; and via the private law rights of those close to the project site. But th...

  • US Copyright Law and PracticeLAWS90104

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    The subject will cover the relationship of statutory to constitutional norms, particularly with respect to US copyright’s accommodation of freedom of expression. The copyright 'Subject Matter' topic will include applied art and computer programs – works whose protection courts have not easily res...

  • Asian Competition Policy and LawLAWS90067

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will provide valuable in-depth insights into the political economy surrounding competition policy, law and enforcement in the Asia-Pacific region. Concentrating on the experience of key Asian jurisdictions including Japan, China, Philippines, Singapore and India, students will learn ...

  • Taxation of Mergers and AcquisitionsLAWS70331

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitionsis a capstone subject in the Master of Taxation, designed for tax professionals and government officials who wish to complete or update their education in corporate tax law and practice. Coordinated and taught by some of Australia’s leading tax advisers, it is ...

  • International Law and the CityLAWS90154

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    In recent decades, cities have become a critical site through which contemporary international aspirations are pursued. Increasingly, cities are asserting themselves as international actors while also coming to be regulated by global lawmaking processes. This subject offers an in-depth inquiry in...

  • Human Rights: From Morality to LawLAWS70454

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    Human rights are a dominant but highly contested feature of ethical, political and legal thinking in the era ushered in by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. This subject explores the many pressing questions raised by these rights from the point of view of contemporary moral, poli...