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Postgraduate Research Studies

The Discipline of Business Law provides supervision at the intersection of law and business. We welcome cross disciplinary proposals. Members of staff have expertise in other disciplines such as accounting, economics, financial crime, history and jurisprudence. Much of our research is comparative and international and there is an emphasis on creating and protecting legal rights, regulation, risk and compliance, governance, education and ethics.

In particular we have research expertise in:

  • Contracts, torts, property: business torts; issues around consumers and marketing; trade practices; sale of goods; employment and the public sector; electronic commerce and internet law; guarantees and indemnities; credit; international business; intellectual property and personal property;
  • Corporations:corporate governance, and business ethics; corporate insolvency;
  • Finance: financial services (which includes Chapter 7 products such as insurance, managed investments and superannuation), retail clients; capital markets, banking and finance (including off shore financial laws), financial crime and money laundering;
  • Taxation: personal, entities and consolidated groups, GST; taxation administration and compliance, and taxation policy.

The Discipline has a vigorous postgraduate research program and offers the following research degrees:

The Discipline of Business Law Postgraduate Research Coordinator is David Chaikin.