Semester One 2017 Semester Length Units

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Monday evenings

Explaining Crime (LAWS6048)

  • Examine the relevance of theory to the process of explaining crime as a social phenomenon.
  • Analyse the history of criminological thought.
  • Assess contemporary approaches to criminological explanation including the influence of feminism and postmodernism.
  • Examine the cross-disciplinary nature of efforts to understand crime, criminality and their causes.
  • Explore the links between criminological theory and the development of public policy.

Taxation & Regulation of Superannuation (LAWS6127)

  • First class commences 1 March
  • This unit offers a detailed examination of the regulatory and tax rules affecting the superannuation industry in Australia.

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Tuesday evenings

Competition Law (LAWS6838)

  • Gain a firm grasp of the operation of the competition law provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010

Expert Evidence Law and Class Action Procedure (LAWS6307)

  • The expert evidence component of the unit will examine the role of expert witnesses, their reports and their testimony in civil and criminal cases. This will include an examination of the law governing the admissibility of expert evidence and the procedural means by which such evidence is adduced. Part of the unit will be devoted to current controversies surrounding the role of experts in particular civil and criminal cases.
  • The class actions component of the unit examines the substantive law, legal theories and procedural devices for the litigation and resolution of large scale, complex civil litigation. This encompasses representative actions, class actions and the use of other mechanisms for the aggregation and resolution of mass claims, including under bankruptcy law.

International Import/Export Laws (LAWS6037)

  • This unit is a comparative study of international import/export laws. It does not look in detail at Australian law. The material covered in the unit is based on the WTO multilateral agreements which the 159 WTO member countries have adopted and which bind them on the topics covered

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Wednesday evenings

Australian International Taxation (LAWS6209)

  • First class commences 1 March
  • Australian International Taxation is a detailed study of the fundamental principles of Australia's international taxation regime as it applies to cross-border business and investment transactions.
  • The unit focuses on corporate residence, source, non-resident withholding tax, relief from international double taxation, CFCs, transferor trusts, transfer pricing and thin capitalisation.

Breach of Contract (LAWS6809)

  • Analyse the concept of breach of contract, the concept of standard of duty and the law’s requirements for proof of breach.
  • Consider the circumstances in which breach of contract confers a right of termination

Corporate Fundraising (LAWS6100)

  • Study the disclosure provisions and other requirements of chapter 6D of the Corporations Act, with particular focus on their application to the offer of company shares for issue or sale.
  • Consider listed managed investment schemes regulated under the Financial Services Reform Act.
  • Examine additional relevant legal requirements, including the ASX Listing Rules, for initial public offerings and other fundraisings.

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Thursday evenings

Crime Research and Policy (LAWS6032)

  • Examine the research methods in the context of criminology and explore the relationship between theory and methodology.
  • Assess the production of knowledge about crime.
  • Examine the sources and forms of crime data.

Functional Analysis of Law and Social Control (LAWS6187)

  • This unit examines the largely diffuse concepts of social control and the functions of law and proposes a more specific approach to legal theory which incorporates the latest findings of socio-legal research on the social effects of law. As a result of this discussion, a more specific concept of social control and an explanatory assessment of the social effects of law, including its political use, are presented with their theoretical implications for legal and political systems and applied, as examples, to historically and societally varied situations.

Taxation of Corporate Finance (LAWS6125)

  • This unit will analyse the current law on the tax treatment of the principal forms of raising corporate finance from sources both in Australia and offshore, in Australian and foreign currencies, and of hedging the various exposures that a taxpayer may have from of its fund-raising and investments.