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  • Minor Thesis F/T LLMLAWS70015

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The minor thesis allows students to develop highly specialised expertise in a selected area of law, carrying out independent research to produce a substantial thesis that makes a distinctive contribution to knowledge and the literature in the relevant legal field. Students will develop an advance...

  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Capital MarketsLAWS50108

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    Australian corporate law has become highly specialised. In particular the regulation of capital markets, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), takeovers and schemes of arrangement has become increasingly detailed and intricate. Market participants need to have an understanding...

  • Tax TreatiesLAWS70146

    Offered:AprilYear:2019Quotas apply

    Globally, countries have negotiated more than 3,000 bilateral tax treaties and the number of treaties continues to grow. Tax Treaties provides an in-depth examination of international tax treaties, regarding both inbound and outbound investment. This subject uses the Organisation for Economic Co-...

  • Privacy LawLAWS70082

    Offered:AprilYear:2019Quotas apply

    Privacy has been valued for centuries but now there is a resurgent interest in its protection as a result of new technologies, changing social norms  and a rise of markets focused on the commodity value of information. Overlapping with the resurgent interest in privacy is a related concern about ...

  • International Human Rights LawLAWS50049

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    International Human Rights Law is a rapidly developing specialty area of public international law, which presents legal advocates with a very particular set of theoretical and practical challenges. Among them are issues associated with the origins of rights; the purported ‘universality’ of human ...

  • Family LawLAWS50047

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

      This subject aims to encourage a broad and sophisticated understanding of, and critical thinking about, contemporary Australian family law, by drawing on recent debate, research, and legal and policy developments in the area, focusing on parenting and financial   disputes on relationship break...

  • Public International LawLAWS50041

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is designed to enable students to critically analyse the principles of public international law and to understand the way in which these principles may be used in the practice of law. The subject will build on the understanding of international law acquired in Principles of Public La...

  • Legal EthicsLAWS50038

    Offered:Semester 1, JulyYear:2019

    Legal Ethics takes special responsibility for the study of professionalism, ethics and public service. Students in Legal Ethics explore the particular role that lawyers play in society, the values of the legal profession, and how the lawyer's role as both an advocate for the client and officer of...

  • Legal ResearchLAWS50039

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is a core element of the JD degree. It provides students in their final year with a capstone supervised research experience. It does so through supervised research seminars or structured projects, generally offered in a small group setting. Students will have the opportunity to work ...

  • Construction Law in the Middle EastLAWS90146

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject will provide a detailed overview of construction law, projects and practice in four representative Middle Eastern jurisdictions: the United Arab Emirates (with a focus on Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Oman, with some further brief comparative analysis ...

  • PropertyLAWS50030

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the conceptual framework for understanding the principles of real and personal property and examines the role of law in defining and regulating proprietary relationships. The major substantive focus is on Australian land law. Topics include: The concept of pr...

  • Street LawLAWS50102

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    Street Law is an innovative subject that involves JD students visiting diverse secondary schools in Melbourne for the purpose of delivering three lessons on legal topics of interest and relevance to young people. Street Law provides a unique opportunity for students to develop their technical and...

  • Unilateral ConductLAWS90066

    Offered:Term 1, Term 3Year:2019

    One of the means by which firms may behave anti-competitively is by engaging in unilateral conduct that damages the competitive process and consumer welfare. Such conduct may be described in various ways in different jurisdictions, including as monopolisation, abuse of dominance or misuse of mark...

  • Competition Law in a Globalised WorldLAWS90069

    Offered:Term 1, Term 3Year:2019

    This subject will examine in depth the implications of the transnational features and effects of mergers, unilateral conduct, cartels and other business activities for the design and enforcement of competition law and policy . Students will examine rules governing extraterritorial jurisdiction, d...

  • Reimagining Human Rights LawLAWS90049

    Offered:MayYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject considers ways of reimagining the international human rights regime, which is under attack from many quarters. It is said to be ineffectual, hegemonic and ill-equipped for a world that is very different from that of the era in which it was devised, and reliant for its implementation ...

  • National Human Rights InstitutionsLAWS90141

    Offered:MarchYear:2019Quotas apply

    National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) provide a bridge between governments and civil society and are recognised within the United Nations (UN) system for their credible role in monitoring and advocating for human rights compliance within their country. A distinguishing feature of a NHRI is t...

  • Comparative Legal TraditionsLAWS10006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The rule of law is a hallmark of contemporary Western society. Public perceptions of and attitudes to the law, however, can vary in space and time. This subject explores legal solutions to selected problem scenarios in their broader historical and societal context. The focus is on the main 'famil...

  • International Equality LawLAWS70446

    Offered:MayYear:2019Quotas apply

    Equality and discrimination law is continuing to increase in importance, but remains controversial. This subject examines international and comparative aspects of equality and discrimination law. The subject is not confined to, but will include a focus on labour and employment issues. Equality an...

  • ObligationsLAWS50026

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject builds on skills introduced in the foundation subject Legal Method and Reasoning, both in continuing to develop skills in the close reading and critical analysis of cases and in the interpretation of legislation. The substantive content of the subject considers the nature and foundat...

  • Regulatory Policy and PracticeLAWS70460

    Offered:AprilYear:2019Quotas apply

    Regulation has become a permanent feature of the way in which contemporary democratic economies, including Australia, are governed. There are few spheres of economic activity that are not subject to some form of regulatory oversight and control. Daily news programs rarely pass without some mentio...