The significance of Business Law flows from the influence of business law in setting key aspects of business practice and opportunity, domestically and internationally.
Law facilitates and regulates business. Business decision makers act within the shadow of the law and advisers to business need to understand how law works. As a result, Business Law has a central place within the University of Sydney Business School, with synergies with nearly every discipline within the School.
Researchers within the Discipline of Business Law have a wide variety of expertise. Our research is cited by the court in tax judgements and judgements on a variety of commercial matters. Our books and articles on commercial law, corporations law, employment law and taxation law are used extensively by practitioners and tertiary institutions. Our submissions to enquiries and law reform bodies make a difference.
We have links with large accounting firms and top tier law firms. We sit on influential panels and tribunals, such as the Rulings Panel of the Australian Taxation Office, and collaborate with professional and advisory bodies such as the Australian Academy of Forensic Science, Australian Tax Research Foundation, Consumer Traders and Tenancy Tribunal, Fair Trading Advisory Council, Copyright Society of Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia, Law Society of New South Wales, NSW Society for Computers and the Law, Police Federation of Australia, and the Taxation Institute of Australia.