Corporate, Securities and Finance Law

Continuing students only

There is no new intake for this course. The following information is provided for continuing students only. Course resolutions for previous years may be found in the handbook archive.

Units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law

Students must complete 24 credit points.

Units of Study

LAWS6353
Business Crime

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Intensive December
LAWS6824
Commercial Conflict of Laws
6    A undergraduate law degree
N LAWS6884
Intensive October
LAWS6333
Commercial Trusts
6   

Available to students who have previously completed trust law or corporations law as part of an undergraduate law degree.
Intensive October
LAWS6153
Comparative Corporate Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.
Intensive August
LAWS6838
Competition Law

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    A undergraduate law degree or LAWS6252
Semester 1
LAWS6264
Compliance: Financial Services Industry
6      Semester 2
LAWS6250
Controlling Liability by Contract
6    A undergraduate law degree
Intensive February
LAWS6100
Corporate Fundraising

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    A undergraduate law degree with corporate law background
Semester 1
LAWS6222
Corporate Governance
6      Intensive March
LAWS6318
Corporate Innovation and Regulation
6      Intensive December
LAWS6140
Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive July
LAWS6030
Corporate Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have an understanding of Australian income taxation law commensurate with that which would be obtained from completing undergraduate study in Australian taxation law or five years working with Australian tax law in a law or accounting practice in an industry role or in the Australian Taxation Office. For students who do not have such knowledge or work experience they first should undertake LAWS6825 Introduction to Australian Business Tax before enrolling in this unit. The completion of other foundation units such as LAWS6840 Taxation of Business and Investment Income A and LAWS6841 Taxation of Business and Investment Income B will provide students, without such knowledge or work experience, with additional knowledge and skills that will assists in successfully completing this unit.
Intensive April
Semester 1a
LAWS6997
Cross-Border Deals
6    A Available to law graduates only. Students undertaking this unit must have a good working knowledge of the Australian Corporations Act and the rules and practices applicable to securities offerings and takeovers or the equivalent in their home jurisdiction.
Intensive October
LAWS6852
Doing Business in China
6    A Students who do not hold a law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit.
Intensive May
LAWS6321
Fiduciary Duties and Conflicts of Interest

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    A Undergraduate knowledge of equitable principles or company law would be desirable
Intensive January
LAWS6987
Fundamentals of Commercial Law
6    A This unit assumes no previous knowledge and is available to non-lawyers and to lawyers who have not previously studied or practised in the area.
N LAWS3400
Intensive September
LAWS6810
Fundamentals of Corporate Law
6    N LAWS2014, LAWS5014. Students who have undertaken the equivalent of Corporations Law in Australia within the last 5 years.


Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive March
LAWS6955
Fundamentals of Finance Law

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    A This unit assumes no previous knowledge and is available to non-lawyers and to lawyers who have not previously studied or practised in the area.
Intensive September
LAWS6912
Fundamentals of the Law of Trusts
6    N LAWS2015 or LAWS3474


Students who have previously completed a law degree in a common law jurisdiction are not permitted to enrol in this unit, except with the permission of the Unit Coordinator
Intensive April
LAWS6330
Fundamentals of Regulation

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive September
LAWS6334
Gender Inequality and Development
6      Intensive August
LAWS6846
Human Rights and the Global Economy
6    N LAWS5178 or LAWS3478


Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit
Intensive May
LAWS6159
Insolvency Law
6    A undergraduate law degree with good background in Australian corporate law
N CLAW6006 or LAWS3403 or LAWS3445 or LAWS5103
Intensive July
LAWS6059
International Business Law
6    A Students who do not hold a law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit.
N LAWS3438, LAWS5138
Intensive September
LAWS6060
International Commercial Arbitration
6   

This is available as one of the core units for GradDipIntBusLaw students
Intensive May
LAWS6037
International Import/Export Laws
6      Semester 1
LAWS6138
Internatl Fin Transactions: Law and Prac
6      Intensive March
LAWS6879
Japanese Law
6   

Students cannot enrol directly into this unit in Sydney Student. Enrolment instructions will be provided upon successful pre-enrolment registration. For further information, please visit http://sydney.edu.au/law/offshore/index.shtml. Students may also substitute one or two days from Feb 13, 14 in Tokyo.
Intensive February
LAWS6816
Labour Law in the Global Economy

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071


This unit replaced LAWS6816 Labour Law in the New Economy
Intensive July
LAWS6932
Law and Investment in Asia
6      Intensive May
LAWS6944
Market Manipulation and Insider Trading
6      Intensive November
LAWS6352
Mergers and Acquisitions in Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Intensive June
LAWS6956
Personal Property Securities
6      Intensive June
LAWS6345
Principles of Financial Regulation
6      Intensive May
LAWS6873
Principles of Intellectual Property

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    N LAWS6854 or LAWS3480 or LAWS3479 or LAWS5180 or LAWS5179


This unit replaced LAWS6873 Intellectual Property: Principles and Context (formerly LAWS6854 Introduction to Intellectual Property). Students who have previously completed an equivalent undergraduate or postgraduate unit in intellectual property.
Intensive July
LAWS6990
Principles of Oil and Gas Law

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
MIL and GradDipIL students may enrol in either LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law or LAWS6933 Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues, but not both.
Intensive July
LAWS6317
Regulation of Corporate Crime
6   

It is recommended that students have some knowledge of corporate law and criminal law and procedure, or have had practical experience in these areas.
Intensive April
LAWS6247
Securities and Markets Regulation
6    A Students should hold a law degree with good background in Australian corporate law.
Intensive February
LAWS6957
Shareholders' Remedies
6    A This is a fairly technical unit which focuses on Australian Law, and a good working knowledge of corporate law is assumed.
Intensive January
LAWS6008
Takeovers and Reconstructions
6    A There are no prerequisite enrolment requirements. But students will be required to read and comprehend some technical material, including court judgments, Panel reasons for decisions, regulatory papers and academic literature.
Semester 1
LAWS6125
Taxation of Corporate Finance
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have an understanding of Australian income taxation law commensurate with that which would be obtained from completing undergraduate study in Australian taxation law or five years working with Australian tax law in a law or accounting practice in an industry role or in the Australian Taxation Office. For students who do not have such knowledge or work experience they first should undertake LAWS6825 Introduction to Australian Business Tax and LAWS6030 Corporate Taxation before enrolling in this unit.
Semester 1
LAWS6844
US Corporate Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6063
World Trade Organization Law I
6    A limited knowledge of law of treaties
N LAWS3439 or LAWS5139
Intensive September