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  • Multiculturalism and the StateLAWS90106

    Offered:JulyYear:2019Quotas apply

    Religious minorities in Western democracies are seeking legal accommodations, especially the freedom of maintaining an autonomous judiciary to handle internal family law matters. Drawing on the rich experience of countries where such accommodations were granted, the subject will inquire into the ...

  • Shareholders' Rights and RemediesLAWS70193

    Offered:AugustYear:2019Quotas apply

    Shareholders’ rights and remedies—and how they interact with the rights and obligations of directors, officers and the company itself—are a critical part of the law and corporate governance of Australian companies. Shareholder activism is on the rise and increasingly, the corporate regulator (ASI...

  • Australian Consumer LawLAWS70380

    Offered:MarchYear:2019Quotas apply

    Australia has a detailed and comprehensive consumer protection regime dealing with the supply of goods and services, including financial products, to consumers. Primary legislation is the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), found in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth); equivalent...

  • Environmental RightsLAWS70386

    Offered:OctoberYear:2019Quotas apply

    With policy and law-makers under pressure to subordinate environmental concerns to short-term economic imperatives, environmental advocates are increasingly looking to human rights as a means of reinforcing the importance of environmental protection to human welfare. Domestic, regional and intern...

  • Commercial Arbitration in PracticeLAWS90051

    Offered:OctoberYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject provides an outline of the UNCITRAL Model Law legislation and the LEADR & IAMA Rules and a detailed analysis of the procedures involved in the conduct of domestic commercial arbitration proceedings. It will provide lawyers involved in the conduct of such proceedings and practisin...

  • International Human Rights LawLAWS70264

    Offered:February, JulyYear:2019Quotas apply

    The field of international human rights law is today composed of a multitude of legal instruments, implementation bodies, special procedures, human rights NGOs and transitional justice mechanisms. This subject provides the opportunity to examine this field in many of its dimensions, equipping stu...

  • Internat and Comparative Competition LawLAWS70301

    Offered:AugustYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject will provide students with international and comparative insights into a field of growing significance to practitioners in Australia and the region. While the subject will focus on the federal antitrust law of the United States (‘US’) and the competition law of the European Union (‘E...

  • New Media and CommunicationsLAWS70182

    Offered:OctoberYear:2019Quotas apply

    The internet has given rise to new modes of communication. Services such as Netflix, Facebook and Google pose significant challenges for traditional models of communications regulation. At present, traditional media are arguably among the most heavily regulated sectors of the Australian economy, ...

  • Trade Mark PracticeLAWS90035

    Offered:JuneYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject builds on the material covered in the Trade Marks and Unfair Competition subject. Trade Mark Practice is primarily concerned with the procedures and practices of the Australian Trade Marks Office in obtaining and maintaining registered trademarks and relevant aspects of New Zealand t...

  • Corporate Tax BLAWS70008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This advanced corporate tax subject provides an in-depth analysis of the tax rules for Australia‘s largest public and private consolidated corporate groups, and the rules for use of losses by companies and corporate groups. It includes detailed discussion of the latest reforms in these highly tec...

  • MediationLAWS90039

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    Mediation has developed over the past twenty years from the legal fringes to become the process which resolves more legal disputes than any other. The aim of this course, building on concepts studied in the JD compulsory subject LAWS90140 Disputes and Ethics (formerly LAWS50027 Dispute Resolution...

  • Sports Medical and Anti-Doping LawLAWS70163

    Offered:MayYear:2019Quotas apply

    With attention often focused on the legal side of commercial dealings and related disputes in sport, the law‘s role regarding the basic building block of sport – the human body – can be overlooked. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, this subject will explore the legal and ethical aspects of...

  • Tax Avoidance and PlanningLAWS70005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject examines both general and specific anti-avoidance provisions in Australia and in comparable jurisdictions. The subject will examine in detail the provisions of Part IVA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Cth), as well as its Goods and Services Tax (GST) equivalent, and consider t...

  • Foundations of Tax LawLAWS70323

    Offered:February, JulyYear:2019Quotas apply

    This core tax subject examines the fundamentals of taxation, with a focus on Australia’s most important tax: the personal income tax. It engages with the tax law that is most relevant to legal and tax practice for individuals and businesses. This subject equips students to interpret statutory ta...

  • MurderLAWS50106

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019Quotas apply

    Murder is one of the most prominent crimes in the legal calendar, and it has provided a recurrent reference point for literature, cinema, television, photography, the arts and the humanities more generally. Using examples from legal and public culture, this subject examines in depth the ways in w...

  • Law and Legal Practice in AsiaLAWS90006

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019Quotas apply

    The aim of this subject is to provide students with an enhanced understanding of law and legal practice in an Asian jurisdiction through intensive pre-departure teaching, supervision of a research project on an Asian jurisdiction, a student-led seminar reflecting on their learning experiences and...

  • Trade Mark LawLAWS50075

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is about the legal protection of trade marks and elements of branding and reputation. It addresses three overlapping components. The first involves a detailed treatment of Australian law – in particular the operation of the registered trade marks regime under the Trade Marks Act 1995...

  • Start-Up LawLAWS90108

    Offered:JulyYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject will provide students with the legal skills to advise start-up companies on the legal issues those companies are likely to face in their early years of operation. The subject will cover the substantive law relevant to the particular circumstances of a start-up, including intellectual...

  • Criminal Law and ProcedureLAWS50034

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    There are many ways in which to construct the field of criminal law: it is related to public law in as much as it concerns the relation between the state and the citizen in democratic societies; it is related to the law of obligations (contracts and torts) but is concerned with public rather than...

  • European Civil LawLAWS50067

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject offers students an opportunity to critically examine in detail a major legal family that is radically different from the common law. Class based discussion of the core features of the (European) civil law is built upon through independent and in-depth research exercises into selectiv...