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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Commercial RestitutionLAWS50115

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject introduces students to the private law discipline of unjust enrichment and restitution law. Unjust enrichment constitutes an important source of private law obligation in Australia as in other common law systems, although common law systems have been relatively slow to recognise unju...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Intercultural Dispute ResolutionLAWS90021

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    Conflicts with intercultural dimensions are ubiquitous in today’s legal practice. Lawyers need cultural fluency to navigate and manage diverse values and expectation, communication norms, and worldviews. Cultural fluency is the ability to communicate and problem-solve across a wide range of diffe...

  • Environmental Compliance and EnforcementLAWS90089

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    Environmental protection is one of the central policy issues in the world today. Approaches to protecting the environment vary widely, as do perspectives about the efficacy of such approaches. This subject provides an advanced inquiry into environmental regulation with a special focus on complian...

  • Health Law and Human RightsLAWS70451

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject will address a range of human rights in the health law area, including bioethical origins of contemporary views of health rights; Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the role of the Special Rapporteur; rights to engage in health touris...

  • 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...

  • US Patent LawLAWS90105

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject provides an in-depth overview of the fundamental principles of US patent law and practice. It is taught by a distinguished former US judge and practitioner who has had extensive practical experience in patent litigation in that country. It will be a subject of immediate interest and ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...