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  • Mediation: Principles and PracticeLAWS90113

    Offered:AugustYear:2019Quotas apply

    Mediation has become the likely forum for the resolution of most disputes – whether convened voluntarily, by contract, statute or court order – but its inherent confidentially makes it hard for outsiders to understand fully. This subject will cover the majority of the material required for Accre...

  • Advanced Constitutional LawLAWS90161

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject studies a select number of advanced topics in the field of constitutional law. It builds on the concepts and ideas introduced in Principles of Public Law and Constitutional Law. The focus of study will be the Australian constitutional system, but the subject will draw on insights fro...

  • 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...

  • Entertainment LawLAWS70273

    Offered:JuneYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject examines some legal aspects of a modern entertainment industry – in particular, contractual arrangements and intellectual property rights, as well as publicity and privacy rights. Particular reference will be made to the United States, home of the largest entertainment industry in th...

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • Human Rights AdvocacyLAWS70186

    Offered:AugustYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is a collaborative effort to reflect on, critique, appreciate, and learn about international advocacy that responds to global injustice using a human rights framework.  It provides a map of the field of international human rights advocacy—its dominant forms of action, strategies, and...

  • 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 ...

  • International LendingLAWS90143

    Offered:JuneYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject involves the study and analysis of the structure, purpose and key provisions of cross border lending documentation, including large market standard syndicated credit agreements (governed by New York or English law). Students will focus on anticipating potential concerns and tensions ...

  • Tax in PracticeLAWS90159

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    Today’s tax professional requires a combination of technical tax expertise and a deep understanding of the practical aspects of providing tax advice. This subject will be presented in a panel style and cover the latest developments in the essential practical skills required by employers in the ta...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Energy Regulation and the LawLAWS70141

    Offered:MarchYear:2019Quotas apply

    Adequate, reliable and sustainable supplies of energy are crucial to modern societies, and their assurance demands the close and continuous involvement of governments. This subject explains the challenges—affordability, security of supply, safety, control of monopoly, sustainability in an age of ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Comparative Corporate TaxLAWS70009

    Offered:MarchYear:2019Quotas apply

    Globalisation is driving corporate tax systems closer together and often into conflict. For many tax practitioners, it is now not enough to know their own corporate tax system—they must grapple with and question the operation of other corporate tax systems. This subject seeks to develop an abilit...

  • Insolvency LawLAWS50093

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    An insolvency regime is a necessary part of the legal system in a capitalist economy. It is a means for dealing with businesses that fail, and individuals who cannot pay their debts. An insolvency regime is required to ensure that in those circumstances the remaining assets are equitably distribu...

  • 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 ...

  • Contract TerminationLAWS70444

    Offered:MayYear:2019Quotas apply

    Contract is central to the legal regulation of most commercial and economic activity, and underlies many specialist areas of legal practice. As market costs and values move, many contracts become increasingly valuable to one party and burdensome to the other. One party’s ability to terminate, or ...

  • Contract InterpretationLAWS70335

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019Quotas apply

    The law of contract interpretation is one of the most practically important areas of commercial law. In recent years, interpretation disputes have come to dominate contract litigation. Because views can differ as to basic questions — such as whether particular words have a plain meaning, and what...